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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
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Cyber association recognised by HMRC as Approved Professional Organisation

(ISC)2 – the world’s largest non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals –  has been granted Approved Professional Organisations and Learned Societies status by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the UK’s tax, payments and customs...
Posted On 31 Jul 2019
Mick Creedon QPM
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: Not Just for the Super-Rich

Mick Creedon, the former Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary, believes the use of Unexplained Wealth Orders in the UK is to be welcomed. However, their real benefit will emerge when they’re used against low-level criminals who seriously damage local communities. The...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019
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HMRC saves members of general public over £2.4 million by stopping fraudsters

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has saved the public over £2.4 million by taking down websites that trick people into calling premium rate phone numbers for services that HMRC actually provides for free. Fraudsters had been creating replica versions of HMRC’s...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018
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Jailed unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £63,000 from proceeds of crime

Last December at Teesside Crown Court, jailed security director Christopher Catchpole was ordered to pay back proceeds of crime amounting to £63,628. Catchpole, formerly of Pro-Lock Security Limited based in Durham, had previously been sentenced to 32 months in prison at Teesside...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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All-new National Economic Crime Centre to sit within National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the National Crime Agency (NCA). The multi-agency centre will plan, task and co-ordinate operational responses across agencies, bringing together the UK’s capabilities in...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs prevents one million customer visits to scam websites

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the UK’s tax authority, has averted over one million visits to deceptive websites, including those which promote misleading and costly helpline numbers. When someone searches online for HMRC’s phone numbers or digital...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017
Mike Haley: joining Cifas in May as the organisation's new deputy CEO
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Cifas moves to appoint Mike Haley as UK Fraud Prevention Service’s next deputy CEO

Cifas – the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service – has announced the appointment of Mike Haley as the organisation’s new deputy chief executive. The appointment will commence on 18 May. Haley moves to Cifas from his role as an associate director in Grant Thornton’s...
Posted On 28 Apr 2015