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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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Fraud prevention service Cifas appoints Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer. Downing was previously assistant chief constable of Kent & Essex Police, where he oversaw serious, organised, economic and cyber crime as well as being the national...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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Nine arrested in second multi-million pound money laundering investigation

Nine suspects have been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into an organised crime group smuggling money out of the UK to Dubai hidden in suitcases. Eight individuals have been arrested at addresses in Cleckheaton, Bradford and Dewsbury, all in West...
Posted On 28 Nov 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
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Banking industry halts £4.5 million of fraud per day in first half of 2019

The finance industry prevented £820 million of unauthorised fraud in the first half of 2019, which is up 14% on the previous year. That’s according to the latest figures from UK Finance. This is equivalent to £2 in every £3 of attempted unauthorised fraud being stopped, o...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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Free Ports and Brexit: Examining the Money Laundering Risk

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has talked of the possible value of free ports to a post-Brexit UK, but Syedur Rahman warns that concerns about money laundering and other financial crime must be considered. Boris Johnson’s “do or die’’ approach towards taking Britain out of the...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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“Unchecked conflicts of interest and ‘austerity’ fuelling corruption risks” states Fraud Advisory Panel

Domestic corruption risks in areas such as business, education, local Government and elections are neglected and poorly understood because officials focus on bribery overseas. This is the warning given by the Fraud Advisory Panel in its new report entitled ‘Hidden in Plain...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019
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NCA secures Unexplained Wealth Orders for prime London property worth “tens of millions”

Three Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) have been secured as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into London property linked to a politically exposed individual believed to be involved in serious crime. The UWOs, which were obtained at the High Court last week, are...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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Security Minister launches all-new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy for Wales

A strategy designed to protect communities from the threat of serious and organised crime has been launched in Wales by the UK Government, in turn building upon successful collaboration between law enforcement, charities and the Welsh and UK Governments. Ben Wallace, the...
Posted On 09 May 2019
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National Crime Agency reveals detail underpinning new UK Protected Persons Service

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced the creation of the new national UK Protected Persons Service. The move will see protected persons units, which are based in a network of regional organised crime units (ROCUs), come under the leadership of the NCA for the first time....
Posted On 02 Apr 2019