County police forces join new fraud-tackling scheme
Norfolk and Suffolk’s police forces have joined a national scheme aimed at enhancing fraud investigations and cutting the amount of time officers spend taking reports of crime.
Officers in the county began using Action Fraud - the UK’s national fraud reporting centre - on Monday.
The system acts as a central point of contact for all information about fraud and financially-motivated internet crime.
Instead of officers taking reports themselves, they will redirect victims to Action Fraud, where staff will receive reports, online or on the telephone.
The reporting facility is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through www.actionfraud.police.uk. There have been more than a million unique visitors to the Action Fraud website since its inception.
Information provided will be assessed within Action Fraud and, where a crime is established, it will be recorded and the victim provided with a national crime reference number.
Those crimes and other information reports are then transferred securely each day to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), City of London Police.
There, all crimes and information reports are analysed. This will leave just those crimes where there are actionable lines of enquiry to follow up which will then be returned as ‘packages’ to forces for allocation and further investigation.
The data provided to Action Fraud is totally secure, and will only be provided to anti-fraud agencies or the police.
All Forces have agreed to participate in the scheme by April 2013.
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