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Collaboration and partnerships with Cifas

We facilitate the sharing of data between more than 580 organisations in order to prevent and detect fraud. Alongside this, we also work in partnership with organisations from the public and private sectors on a wide range of projects and initiatives.


Data sharing

Public sector, police and law enforcement partners share data with us and our members for the purposes of the prevention and detection of crime. This data includes, but is not limited to, false and Fraudulently Obtained Genuine (FOG) identity documentation which, when shared, disrupts criminality and helps organisations to meet their public policy objectives.

We also work with partners in the public sector to identify where data can be used to better support public policy objectives and protect our members from fraud.

Innovative partnerships

We work with a range of partners on bespoke projects which prevent, detect and disrupt crime. 

Cifas is a partner in the following initiatives:

Cifas works closely with the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), helping to inform their intelligence picture.

Law enforcement collaboration

We supply Cifas members’ fraud risk information to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) on a daily basis, to support the development of crime packages disseminated to UK police for investigation and enforcement.

Our crime data is also supplied to the National Crime Agency (NCA) and police to support specific operations into a spectrum of criminality, including suspected money laundering, fraud, corrupt professionals, and other types of serious and organised crime. We are a trusted partner to the Home Office, NCA, City of London and Metropolitan Police in the pursuit of financial crime.

Read more about how we collaborate with law enforcement.

Public affairs

During the Covid-19 crisis, Cifas provides a daily open source intelligence update to inform the Government's Covid 19 strategy.

Our manifestos and consultation responses are designed to highlight policy ideas to prevent fraud and financial crime through education, support for business and the law enforcement response.

We regularly respond to Government and parliamentary consultations on topics such as financial education, Police Scotland priorities and anti-corruption plans.

Read more about our work in public affairs and policy.

Media and campaigns

We collaborate with partners on our media and campaigns work to do as much as possible to raise the profile of fraud in the UK.

One of our most successful campaigns has been the viral video Data to Go in 2016.

Get the latest news from Cifas and our partners in our Newsroom, and keep up to date with the latest talking points in fraud and financial crime prevention with our Fraud and Risk Focus blog.

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International partnerships

We have strong ties with other fraud prevention organisations around the world, including the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service and the Dutch Fraud Help Desk.

We support many fraud prevention organisations in other countries which look to adopt the UK model of fraud data sharing.