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Complaints Department

YOUR COMPLAINT COUNTS

Increasingly government, financial and police authorities only act if they receive a complaint. This is particularly true of 'white collar' scams. So if you find you have paid vastly over the odds for a wine that some smooth talking sales person has told you is a great investment, make sure you complain.

investdrinks has made this easy. You can email your complaint direct to the relevant authority. You may well want to send the same complaint to several different bodies. In the UK, for instance, you should complain to both the Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform and the Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad.

Make your complaint as factual as possible and include all the relevant details. Make sure you include your postal address in your message.

 

UK

Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad
Complaints to the Serious Fraud Squad should go to the Crime Management Unit at SO6, Tel. 0207 230 1279/80

BERR
(Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform)

Go to insolvency.gov.uk/cib/index.htm - the Companies Investigation Branch of the Insolvency Service, which is part of BERR, Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform. You will find an electronic complaint form and an explanation of what the department does, how it works and what it won’t investigate (eg partnerships).
The contact telephone number is 020-7596 6001 - ask for the duty officer. You can also send an email to vetting.section@berr.gsi.gov.uk

Serious Fraud Office
public.enquiries@sfo.gov.uk
Note: it is probably better to contact the Fraud Squad first, although the Serious Fraud Office are continuing to investigate drinks investment schemes.

 

 

Holland

Belastingdienst/FIOD-ECD
(Fiscal Information and Investigation Service)
Belastingdienst/FIOD-ECD
Surinameweg 4
Postbus 546
2003 RM Haarlem
Tel: 023-5 46 18 00; fax: 5 46 18 50

Hoofdafdeling Financieel
Economische Recherche
P O Box 546
Haarlem
Holland

Fax: 0031 235461552 5461849

 

Ireland

An Garda Siochane
At present investdrinks does not have a direct email address for the fraud department. However, messages can be sent through gpresoffice@iol.ie.
Alternatively call the Garda confidential line on 1800-666111.

 

United States
The website address of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is http://www.fbi.gov/homepage.htm. Or go directly to http://www.fbi.gov/contact/fo/fo.htm which lists the details of 56 FBI offices across America and Puerto Rico.

 

(Further contact addresses for complaints will be added shortly.)