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National Fraud Database

National Fraud Database

The National Fraud Database is the most comprehensive database of fraud risk data and intelligence in the UK.

Hundreds of thousands of records are added every year by the UK’s fraud prevention community. This data and intelligence is shared in real time and online: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The principle of cross-sector collaboration through reciprocal data-sharing is what makes Cifas unique. It is why we are the UK’s leading fraud prevention network and a trusted partner of the UK Government.

Like the Internal Fraud Database, the National Fraud Database is protected by ISO27001 standard security and is governed by our Principles to ensure its integrity and accuracy.

How does the National Fraud Database work?

The National Fraud Database is simple and effective. All Cifas members record instances of actual and attempted fraud against their organisation to the National Fraud Database, enabling other members to search against their data.

When members match against data on the National Fraud Database and confirm an actual or attempted fraud, they file their own case.

Members can also file details of actual or potential victims of identity fraud, so other members know an individual is at risk. They then make additional checks to ensure any contact using their details – for example, a loan application - are legitimate.

What data does the National Fraud Database hold?

The National Fraud Database hold records of first and third party fraud risk, such as account takeover, identity fraud, false insurance claims, false applications and more. It also holds data on individuals who have been, or are at risk of becoming, victims of fraud.

The National Fraud Database also holds data from trusted third parties such as law enforcement and public bodies, enriching the depth and diversity of information available to members and contributing to the wider fraud picture.

How do I make the most of the data in the National Fraud Database?

With over two million records available to search and analyse, it is imperative that you have the tools to efficiently and effectively work with our data. View the full range of features available to you here.


"My team and I are happy to talk to you about about how our data and intelligence can specifically help you to tackle the fraud threats in your sector. Contact us today for a no-obligation chat." Lee D'Arcy, Commercial Director, Cifas

What do I gain as a Cifas member?