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  • 28 Dec 2020 10:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 21 Dec 2020 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 21 Dec 2020 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 21 Dec 2020 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 23 Nov 2020 3:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 23 Nov 2020 11:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 22 Nov 2020 4:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 21 Nov 2020 11:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 20 Nov 2020 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 26 Oct 2020 9:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Within days of the COVID-19 lockdown being announced in the UK, crime analysts were making predictions about its impact on criminal behaviour; so were they right?


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