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Welcome to the Fraud Reduction website
ACPO Badge The Fraud Reduction website is published by the National Working Group on Fraud on behalf of the UK Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). This website deals primarily with commercial fraud in a policing context. The information contained in these pages is intended to provide advice for individuals and businesses on how to recognise fraud, how to avoid it through preventative measures, and how to respond to suspected frauds.

The membership of the police National Working Group on Fraud (NWGF) is drawn from a range of UK police forces, including Northern Ireland and Scotland, to ensure that the interests of all fraud squads, irrespective of size, are equally represented. The ACPO Crime Committee regards the working group as a key source of information and advice. As a result the NWGF has become an important liaison point for commercial organisations, as well as law enforcement and government agencies, tasked with combating fraud. We hope you find this information practical and useful. If there is any further information you would wish to see included, or if you have any other comments on this site, we welcome your feedback.
Latest News
The Midland Region Fraud Challenge
The Midland Region Fraud Challenge was set up to increase the awareness of fraud and to debate and raise issues effecting both the police and business in the area. It is a joint initiative between the Midland Region Working Group on Fraud (comprising the region's nine police Fraud Squads and the BTP) and KPMG.
KPMG Forensicís Fraud Barometer records increase
The total value of fraud cases for the six months to 30 June 2002 increased by two and a half times to £256 million compared to the previous six months according to the latest figures from KPMG Forensicís Fraud Barometer.
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The most common victims of fraud include:
  • Investors
  • Creditors
  • Businesses
  • Banks or other financial institutions
  • Central or local government
  • Fraud by manipulating financial markets
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The following fraud alerts are in effect at this time:
  1. DTI urges public to "Rip up postal rip-offs"
  2. Russian Roulette
  3. Too cheap to be true
  4. Canadian Lottery alert
  5. 1934 Morgenthau Treasury Bond alert, issued by the City of London Police.
  6. High yield investment scheme alert, issued by the Metropolitan Police.
  7. Sponsored publication fraud alert, issued by Greater Manchester Police.
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