Re: Happy victims?
"If you ever tried to report fraud and somehow managed to talk to a real person, you will likely learn that they act as if they were protecting the perpetrators and making an effort so that you drop your report."
In my business career for more than three decades I reported - or attempted to report - fraud and other 'white collar' crimes to the police. I briefly tried reporting to ActionFraud, before giving up on that bunch of comedians entirely.
The description given by elsergiovolador matches my experiences exactly. I've written a fuller account here in the past, but in general I've found that it's a complete waste of time talking to the police and to ActionFraud about Internet crime.
It was bad enough when fraud involved some personal contact and you were in with a chance of getting the perp to a rendezvous where he could be arrested (I've done that just once, and he did go to prison), but I'm now utterly convinced that the reason there's so much fraud on the Internet is that there's very little risk that the crime will even be seriously investigated, and almost none of getting caught.