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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
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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Top Ten prosecutions of 2018 outlined by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Smugglers, potential arms dealers and globe-trotting tax fugitives all feature in Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Top Ten criminal cases of 2018. The list once again demonstrates HMRC’s relentless pursuit of tax criminals and shows the lengths some...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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BDO FraudTrack: “Total value of reported fraud hits five-year high at £2 billion”

The total value of reported fraud in 2016 hit a five-year high, increasing by 31.5% to reach a level of £2 billion. Despite this hike outlined in the latest BDO FraudTrack analysis, which examines reported fraud cases in the UK valued at over £50,000, the number of reported cases...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017
Thanks to support from Europol and Eurojust, a criminal gang responsible for defrauding EU Member States of around EUR 150 million has been dismantled in a joint action targeting VAT fraud
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Major Europe-wide VAT fraud network dismantled with support from Europol and Eurojust

On Tuesday 3 March in a joint action targeting VAT fraud, law enforcement and prosecution authorities from Germany and the Netherlands – supported by Europol and Eurojust – dismantled a criminal gang responsible for defrauding EU Member States of around EUR 150...
Posted On 06 Mar 2015