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IFED secures 239 years’ jail time for fraudsters as specialist unit turns seven

The City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), which has now secured 239 years in custodial sentences, is celebrating its seven-year anniversary this month. Since its inception back in 2012, the IFED has convicted 433 insurance fraudsters leading to...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
Representatives from the Surrey Police Economic Crime Unit and the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit Cyber and Digital Task Force receive their award
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Specialist fraud and financial crime investigators honoured at Keith Hughes Awards

The UK’s leading experts in fraud, financial investigation and law enforcement recently convened in Manchester for the SOCEX Fraud and Financial Crime Conference. The event also played host to the thirteenth annual Keith Hughes Awards. Sponsored and founded by Altia-ABM, the...
Posted On 07 Jan 2019
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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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Counter-Terrorism Policing joins forces with Department for Transport to reduce risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror

The National Counter-Terrorism Security Office has announced that Counter-Terrorism Policing is joining forces with the Department for Transport to reduce the risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror. The new Rental Vehicle Security Scheme is voluntary and...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Fighting Cyber Crime: The Partnership Approach

There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that neither the business community nor the police service have effectively prioritised their response to cyber crime. Indeed, a 2016 Institute of Directors survey of businesses found that only 57% had a cyber or information security strategy...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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National Crime Agency plays key role in UK being judged “world-leader” in illicit finance fight

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is pleased to have played a significant role in the UK being judged “world-leading” in the fight against illicit finance. The UK was awarded the ‘excellent’ rating by the Financial Action Task Force – the global...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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Home Affairs Committee points to “serious risk of security downgrade” if Prime Minister’s Brexit deal wins Parliamentary vote

In its detailed report on Home Office preparations for Brexit, the Home Affairs Select Committee has warned that the political declaration agreed by the UK and the EU is seriously lacking in detail on security, customs and border arrangements and that there’s a real danger...
Posted On 10 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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Kevin Brown succeeds Mark Hughes as managing director of BT’s security business

BT has announced the appointment of Kevin Brown as managing director of BT Security, where he will be responsible for the company’s physical and cyber security activity around the world. Brown succeeds Mark Hughes, who’s stepping down from the role at the end of this year...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Joint UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre opens in Calais to tackle criminality at border

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre has opened in Calais as part of the ongoing co-operation between the UK and France to tackle criminality at the border.  The Information Centre will see the UK’s Border Force...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018