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New unit “ready to help UK police co-operate with EU” in event of no-deal Brexit

The International Crime Co-ordination Centre (ICCC) will assist UK police officers to use alternative mechanisms to share and access information about criminals and co-operate on operations if current EU law enforcement tools are lost due to a no-deal Brexit. The ICCC is now...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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Home Secretary announces new police powers designed to combat knife crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is radically stepping up the Government’s response to knife crime and will be introducing new orders to prevent criminals carrying blades. As part of decisive action to enhance police powers, the Government will seek to amend the Offensive Weapons Bill...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Insurance scammers and rogue tradesmen underpin £1.2 billion UK fraud volume

The number of fraud cases reaching courts in the UK rose by 78% in 2018 according to research conducted by KPMG Forensic. KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, which records cases of alleged fraud with a value of more than £100,000, found that 453 cases with a total value of £1.2 billion went...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019
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Top Ten prosecutions of 2018 outlined by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Smugglers, potential arms dealers and globe-trotting tax fugitives all feature in Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Top Ten criminal cases of 2018. The list once again demonstrates HMRC’s relentless pursuit of tax criminals and shows the lengths some...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Major criminal threats to retailers at Christmas identified by LodgIC Intelligence Centre

This Christmas, the risk posed to retailers’ margins from theft is greater than ever before. According to the LodgIC Intelligence Centre, the escalated threat results from three factors: increased activity by organised criminal gangs, reduced security staffing resulting from the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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Government safeguards governing revised investigatory powers come into effect

The Conservative Government has commenced final provision in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 subject to the double-lock safeguard requiring judicial approval. Warrants permitting the use of the most intrusive investigatory powers will now require the approval of a Judge. This...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Nine convicted in relation to £16 million and $21 million FH Bertling bribery cases

Stephen Emler and Giuseppe Morreale pleaded guilty for their part in a corrupt scheme to secure a ConocoPhillips freight forwarding contract, eventually worth over £16 million, for FH Bertling as part of the ‘Jasmine’ North Sea oil exploration project, it can now be reported....
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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“Counterfeit fashion items head list of EU Border seizures” discovers Kroll analysis

Over 207,000 counterfeit watches worth a combined €172 million were seized at the borders of EU countries in 2017, making them by far the highest value type of fake product intercepted. That’s according to new analysis by Kroll (a division of Duff & Phelps), a global...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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b-next publishes detailed White Paper on ‘Tackling Cryptocurrency Fraud’

b-next, the specialist provider of capital markets compliance solutions, has issued a new White Paper entitled ‘Tackling Cryptocurrency Fraud’ which explains how automated surveillance systems can monitor blockchains for fraudulent activity. The blockchain revolution...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018
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“Criminals steal £500 million through fraud and scams in first half of 2018” reports UK Finance

New data from UK Finance shows that a total of £503.4 million was stolen by criminals through authorised and unauthorised fraud in the first six months of 2018. During the same period, the finance industry prevented £705.7 million of unauthorised fraud. That’s equivalent to...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018