I was scammed of $2,500 and reported this to the police. I have many doubts about the police officer who handled my case for the following reasons: 1/ When I reported the fraud, the officer tried to discourage me from reporting, saying that I could choose not to report at all because I will have to attend court and that will create more hassle for me. 2/ I was shocked and distressed that I have been scammed, but the officer told me that I have to leave the fraudster's tools at an accessible place on my property for him to collect it. The officer disregarded completely my fear for my safety, and the loss incurred to me. How unprofessional it is for a police officer to tell the victim to allow criminals to come and leave her property whenever they please. 3/ I gave the police the car registration number of the fraudsters. The officer asked me to describe them and said that I have to identify them from some identikit. He would arrange the identikit and draft a police statement for me to sign in a couple of days. I was not given a police report number, and the officer did not get back to me in a couple of days as promised. 4/ I left several messages to the police officer but he did not return my calls. 5/ A month after my report, I contacted another police station to get an update of my report. The police at the new station checked and said that my name or my address were not in the police system. I was very disappointed because I thought that I reported to the police so that if the fraudsters did any further harm to me, the police would have a record. Police at the new station also told me that I don't need to identify fraudsters from any identikit because their car registration number is enough for the police to find the fraudsters; they said they would send another message to the officer concerned to contact me. 6/ The officer finally contacted me and said the identikit is too old and could not be used. He gave me the statement he drafted from the written report I gave him when I first saw him. A lot of relevant information in my original report was not included to highlight that it was a fraud e.g. the fraudsters gave me a false name, lied that they were registered tradesmen while they were not. He said he had to draft another statement for me to sign because he said my original report was not written in the police format. I was not happy with the police statement but signed it anyway because I thought I was only allowed to correct any mistake made (e.g. spelling, written wrong numbers etc but not allowed to add to the content of the statement written by police). 7/ Initially, this officer said a statement is not required from my husband, but now he said he would draft a statement for my husband to sign as well. I suspected that this officer changed his mind because my husband is the one who did not want to report the fraud because the police told him he had to attend court later on if he did. Please give me answers to the following questions: 1/ Am I allowed to request that the statement I have signed be cancelled and replaced with my initial report modified to suit the police format? If not, can another statement be added to the statement I have signed? The officer did not give me a copy of the statement I signed; he gave a reason for it but I did not catch it and did not ask again but just accepted what I was told. 2/ If my husband is called in to sign his statement, do we have the right to request that the statement be emailed to us so that we can think about it properly, and add any information we think is important? If we go to the police station to sign, we are only given 10' to 15' and we are under pressure to do anything the police tells us to do. 3/ In fraud cases, is court attendance a "must" for fraud victims? 4/ How can I ask for another police officer to handle my case since I cannot trust the current officer? Many thanks for your help.