Do the police work against scammers and fraudster in the crypto world?

How can someone report to law enforcement a fraud in crypto space?

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    It would be helpful to know where you are, since different jurisdictions have different laws.
    – Ron Trunk
    Apr 25 at 13:29
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    Cryptocurrencies are based on the idea that government intervention should be minimized. They therefore use technologies to make such interventions effectively impossible, even if interventions like consumer protections and anti-fraud measures would be desirable to you. Transactions are anonymized or at least pseudonymized. It is not possible to reverse transactions. So, while you can report the scam, there is realistically not a lot that law enforcement can do, and you should not expect to recover the funds.
    – amon
    Apr 25 at 13:30
  • @amon It's more than zero possibility. Just like they can sometimes catch scammers who use cash.
    – user253751
    Apr 26 at 16:40

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How can someone report to law enforcement a fraud in crypto space?

The City of London Police have the national lead for fraud and, via Action Fraud, they adminster the online reporting tool or one can make a report by...

... calling 0300 123 2040 Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm. If you are calling from abroad please call +44 300 123 2040.

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