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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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Home Secretary backs police service’s fight against county lines drug gangs

Home Secretary Priti Patel has backed the police service to step up its fight against county lines drug gangs. The British Transport Police (BTP) and Merseyside Police have made over 100 arrests during intensive operations that have taken place in the past two months. Officers...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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CPS to hire “hundreds” of new criminal lawyers across England and Wales

The body that prosecutes the majority of crimes in England and Wales has launched a recruitment campaign to hire almost 400 new lawyers by the end of June. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which prosecuted 495,000 cases in 2018, was given an £85 million boost by the...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Border Force seizures signify crackdown on Christmas counterfeits

Counterfeit designer label scarves, sportswear and electrical equipment are among thousands of counterfeit items seized by Border Force in the run-up to Christmas. The seizures highlight Border Force’s robust work to prevent attempts by organised crime gangs to exploit the UK’s...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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Identity and Artificial Intelligence: The Recipe for a Strong Fraud Defence

Financial services event Sibos recently ran in London, with the theme for 2019 being “Thriving in a hyper-connected world”. The market has long demanded quicker and more convenient payment methods, and the industry is now answering with ubiquitous payments, but at...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019
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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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NCA secures multi-million pound asset portfolio following proceeds of crime investigation

Property worth up to £8.1 million – including a villa in Tenerife, a Range Rover Evoque and 16 addresses in and around Bath in Somerset – have been recovered by the National Crime Agency (NCA) following a civil recovery and tax investigation. Four members of the same...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Collaborative initiative puts £400 million worth of online claims under spotlight

Hundreds of millions of pounds’ worth of unchallenged malicious refunds targeting some of the biggest names on the High Street will now be subject to renewed forensic analysis thanks to a new online tool that allows retailers to share data and profile serial claimants...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
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United Kingdom all set to host 93rd Interpol General Assembly in 2024

The UK will host the General Assembly of the international policing organisation Interpol in 2024 – the largest global gathering of senior law enforcement officials and heads of ministries. The announcement was made during the 88th Interpol General Assembly in Santiago, Chile...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019
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Europol and Interpol focus on ‘Fighting Cyber Crime in a Connected Future’

More than 400 experts gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for what became one of the world’s biggest platforms of exchange on the subject of cyber crime. Under the theme of ‘Law Enforcement in a Connected Future’, the 7th Europol-Interpol Cyber Crime Conference looked...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019