APCC response to Action Fraud report by The Times

In response to the Action Fraud report by The Times, APCC Fraud Lead, PCC Clive Grunshaw, and Deputy Fraud Lead, PCC Anthony Stansfeld, said:
“Speaking on behalf of all Police and Crime Commissioner colleagues, we are deeply concerned by the content of The Times report on failings in Action Fraud. Victim care should be at the very heart of a whole system approach to combat this vile crime, whereby criminals often target the most vulnerable in our communities. 
“The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners support the recommendations from the recent HMICFRS thematic inspection of fraud, particularly in relation to Action Fraud and wider victim care. We will be seeking assurances from the City of London Police that the recommendations are being urgently progressed and the allegations in this report are being properly investigated.
“Fraud accounts for around a third of all crime in England and Wales with an estimated 3.6 million incidents last year costing the UK economy an estimated £190 billion a year. Government needs to ensure a comprehensive whole system strategy is in place, together with adequate investment, to prevent fraud in the first place and provide a good service to those who fall victim”


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