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2018 continued to see a rise in alleged fraud being conducted by professional criminal gangs, with the KPMG Fraud Barometer finding that this category of fraudster accounted for 90 cases totalling over £200 million in the first half of the year.
The case relates to the loan paid to the state of Qatar by the bank as it carried out an £11.8bn fundraising at the height of the financial crisis.
The Home Office announced the award of over £100 million for police transformation projects and the City of London Police will work with local, regional and national police to increase capacity and capability to tackle economic crime
West Midlands Police responded stating: "Under section 22 of the Act, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already scheduled to be released into the public domain”
Policing may need to consider a re-balancing away from the traditional approach and invest more in research and innovative technology if it is to keep pace with cybercriminals says Gloucestershire Police assistant chief constable Richard Berry, NPCC lead for communications data
The roll out has now started at stations and departments across the force
The NCA-led projects that will receive funding include the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), the National Assessment Centre (NAC) and the National Data Exploitation Centre (NDEC).
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has tripled the number of raids it has performed in the last year, the highest frequency in six years
The Joint Fraud Taskforce is asking for the public’s help to catch eight wanted fraudsters. The City of London Police is urging members of the public to help locate the fraudsters who are collectively responsible for more than a million pounds in fraud losses across the UK.
The post of Police and Crime Commissioner is to be scrapped and responsibility for policing given to the West Midlands Mayor, who is currently Andy Street
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