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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
Syedur Rahman
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Raids by the FCA: Why We Need to Look Beyond the Numbers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently reported that it carried out more raids last year than in any year since 2010. Syedur Rahman outlines why he firmly believes the reasons for those raids – and the results they eventually realise – are more important...
Posted On 17 May 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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Reports to Action Fraud result in jail terms for £1.7 million investment fraudsters

Five men who were part of an investment fraud scam that tricked more than 70 innocent people into handing over a total of £1.7 million have been jailed for a total of 14 years. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service launched an investigation into a company called Taylor...
Posted On 10 Mar 2017
According to BDO's FraudTrack study, the total value of reported fraud in the UK for the first half of the year was £798 million
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BDO calls for enhanced due diligence as reported fraud in UK races towards £800 million mark

BDO LLP’s 2015 interim FraudTrack report states that the total value of reported fraud in the UK during the first half of the year was a staggering £798 million. That figure represents a near £80 million rise on the amount calculated for the same period last year. The...
Posted On 10 Sep 2015
‘Operation Broadway’ has been set-up specifically to tackle organised criminality in the financial sector
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Operation Broadway goes public in multi-agency drive to stop investment fraud across the Capital

A London-wide clampdown on suspected investment frauds operating out of some of the Capital’s most iconic buildings in the heart of the UK’s main financial districts has taken place. The City of London Police, City of London Trading Standards and the Metropolitan Police...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015