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First major City Security Council training exercise takes place in central London

Businesses in the Eastern Cluster of the City of London took part in a major training exercise on Saturday 22 February to test their readiness for responding to major incidents. During the exercise a range of different scenarios and procedures were enacted in the Leadenhall...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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National Economic Crime Centre partners’ Action Day targets city money laundering

A day of action by National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) partners will target money service businesses (MSBs) at risk of being used by criminals to launder money. Officers from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the City of London Police will visit every MSB in...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Fraudsters targeted in Project OTELLO national law enforcement campaign

The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) in collaboration with the City of London Police is spearheading a campaign targeting fraudsters responsible for duping members of the public and businesses out of billions of pounds. The campaign, named Project OTELLO, also involves...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
City of London Police Commissioner Ian Dyson presents Aon and Mitie representatives with the 'Secured Environments' accreditation
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Mitie Security assists Aon in achieving ‘Secured Environments’ accreditation

Mitie Security has assisted global professional services firm Aon plc, which specialises in a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, to attain the prestigious ‘Secured Environments’ accreditation for the company’s global headquarters at the Leadenhall Building in...
Posted On 28 Jan 2020
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Tasking to improve fraud response issued by National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) director general Lynne Owens has issued a tasking to improve the response to fraud. The tasking, which is made under the Crime and Courts Act 2013, follows a discussion with chief constables and other partners at the National Strategic...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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Trio found guilty of paying and accepting bribes to facilitate football transfers

Following on from an investigation conducted by the City of London Police’s Fraud Squad, a former assistant manager and two football agents have been found guilty of accepting and paying bribes to facilitate the transfer of players at Barnsley Football Club. On Monday 16 December...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019
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Group of insurance fraudsters sentenced in wake of ‘Crash for Cash’ plot

On Monday 2 December, four men were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court in the wake of a ‘Crash for Cash’ episode. The City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) began investigating the case back in March 2017 when insurer LV Insurance raised...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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City of London Police and Microsoft crack down on fraudulent Indian Call Centres

Two criminal Call Centres in Kolkata, which were instrumental in defrauding thousands of victims in the UK alone, have been put out of business thanks to an operation conducted by the City of London Police and Microsoft in co-operation with the Indian police service. The Call...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
Mike Barley (left), Master of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, and Detective Sergeant Joby Reeve
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Detective Sergeant Joby Reeve wins City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery

Detective Sergeant (DS) Joby Reeve of the City of London Police has been selected for the ‘Principal Bravery Award’ by the Sheriffs of the City of London sitting at The Old Bailey. The prestigious accolade was presented to DS Reeve on Monday 7 October during the Annual Dinner of...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Finalists announced for inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards

The finalists in the inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) have been announced. Recognising the valuable contribution in tackling all areas of economic crime, the TECAs showcase the very best companies, individuals and initiatives that the sector has to offer and...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019