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Gang of fraudsters jailed for 43 years in wake of Metropolitan Police Service investigation

A gang of fraudsters have been jailed for a total of more than 43 years for their parts in the theft of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals in the UK and abroad. Following on from a six-month trial, the convictions were handed down between 26 and 28 March for the...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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“Time for police to choose how to tackle fraud” asserts detailed HMICFRS report

Most victims of fraud are not receiving the level of service they deserve, a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has confirmed. Entitled ‘Fraud: Time to Choose’, the document makes clear the choice that needs to be made....
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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Fraud Advisory Panel appoints former senior police officer David Clarke as new chair

Independent fraud watchdog the Fraud Advisory Panel has appointed David Clarke as its new chair. Clarke takes over from David Kirk who steps down after four-and-a-half years in post. Clarke is a former senior police officer who has served in the UK and overseas. He’s now a...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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Fraudsters who stole £800,000-plus sentenced in wake of Action Fraud and Surrey Police investigations

Seven fraudsters have been sentenced in the wake of investigative work undertaken by Action Fraud and Surrey Police. The group, who stole more than £800,000 after targeting elderly and vulnerable people, were given jail terms ranging from 27 months to five years. Victims were...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI
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Fraud “not prioritised by the police” finds joint Perpetuity Research-Police Foundation study

New research conducted by Perpetuity Research and The Police Foundation has found that the police response to victims of fraud is “inadequate”. Despite fraud comprising up to 31% of all crime, and more than one third of victims reporting that the impact on them from...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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National Crime Agency awarded £8 million-plus in fight to tackle serious and organised crime

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been awarded more than £8 million as part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime. As part of the Police Transformation Fund, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved up to £70 million in...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Action Fraud launches 24/7 Helpline to combat cyber attacks against businesses, charities and organisations

Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, has launched a 24/7 live Cyber Attack Helpline. During its pilot since October last year, the Helpline received 377 reports which were then disseminated to the National Cyber Crime Unit or local forces. Between...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
DCI Andrew Fyfe
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City of London Police’s IFED selects new leader to head fight against insurance fraudsters

Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Andrew Fyfe has been appointed as the new head of the City of London’s Police’s dedicated Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED). DCI Fyfe brings with him 26 years of experience as a police officer, most recently within the National Fraud...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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“8,000 reports of phishing scams received every month” states Action Fraud

New data released by Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (which are both run by the City of London Police) shows that, increasingly, fraudsters are using phishing as a means to defraud people across the UK. Last year (January-December 2015), the Fraud and...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Action Fraud issues warning to business community following serious rise in reports of CEO fraud

Action Fraud is warning businesses to be on high alert after increasing reports about financial losses arising from CEO fraud. A recent document issued by the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) shows that over £32 million has been reported as lost...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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