Cifas collaborates with police and law enforcement agencies to assist them in the prevention of fraud and financial crime. We work with them to protect the public and the UK economy from the adverse effects of economic crimes. We also support them in the disruption of fraudsters who are harming the organisations that contribute to our databases.
Chris Greany, the former National Coordinator for Economic Crime, City of London Police – the lead police force for fraud – discusses how collaborating with Cifas helps in the fight against financial crime. (Taken from our Annual Report 2015.)
The operational intelligence we provide supports the police and law enforcement in the detection and apprehension of criminals in many ways, including:
We also provide strategic intelligence to police, government and law enforcement to identify advantageous opportunities, including:
Cifas reports, as passed to the NFIB, also contribute to national crime statistics on fraud, collated by the Office of National Statistics. This helps raise the profile of fraud and financial crime, so that appropriate government officials are better informed of the nature and scale of economic crime when creating national counter-economic crime policies.
To speak to one of our team about how we work with law enforcement please contact us.
Law enforcement are also able to attend the Organised Fraud and Intelligence Group (OFIG) meetings, which are the central route we offer for intelligence and investigation professionals to share information with each other on fraud threats, trends, and techniques.
More information on our OFIG page.
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