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The shocking truth about police response to fraud

Press/Media: Research


Mark Button is quoted on latest fraud statistics and the limitations of reporting centre, Action Fraud

Period9 Jun 2021


TitleOrganised crime is going univestigated as police ‘hide’ behind derided Action Fraud, academic claims
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe i
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
DescriptionOrganised crime is going uninvestigated by police who are “hiding behind the veil” of the Action Fraud national crime reporting agency, claims a new academic paper.

The police arm responsible for recording scams and fraud, Action Fraud has become “commonly derided” but is useful for concealing an “inadequate” police response, argues Mark Button, of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the University of Portsmouth.
Producer/AuthorSarah Davidson
PersonsMark Button

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