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Local police have been praised by their efforts in keeping everyone safe during the Covid19 pandemic.
Only 3% of the estimated 3.8 million UK fraud offences in 2019 resulted in a prosecution, and the pandemic has presented fraudsters with the perfect climate to carry out more crimes; Waheed Saleem, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner in the West Midlands, believes an overhaul of fraud reporting and a new coordinated policing response are crucial to fighting the fraudsters.
UK Finance is warning consumers to be vigilant against criminals looking to defraud them by posing as parcel delivery companies, as more people across the country are expected to shop online this Christmas than ever before.
A police force that failed to record 80,000 crimes in a year has been placed in an "advanced phase" of monitoring over its poor service to crime victims.
THE Covid-19 pandemic has made people more susceptible to fraud as cases of criminal gangs exploiting vulnerable people have soared by nearly 25% in the last year.
The UK's lifeboat scheme will help the Serious Fraud Office in its fight against complex fraud by providing the government body with extensive data on pension scams, fraudulent investment schemes and the financial advisers promoting them.
The SFO has today secured £1,198,424.78 from Julio Faerman, the owner of a £4.25m luxury apartment in West London which the SFO suspected to have been partly purchased with the corrupt funds of its owner’s criminal conduct.
Even before COVID-19, the next UK Comprehensive Spending Review was set to be a crucial moment for police funding; but as West Midlands Chief Constable Dave Thompson QPM explains, the future of policing is about much more than budgets, with greater accountability, improved public trust and a clearer understanding of local delivery among the key issues.
Since the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was created in 2016 as part of the government’s five-year National Cyber Security Strategy, it has worked to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.
Authorities have started investigating fraudsters who are suspected of exploiting the government’s coronavirus emergency loan schemes, after 11 cases were reported to Action Fraud.
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