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Fraud: the poor relation?

Fraud has reached epidemic proportions and its scale is truly staggering. Yet you wouldn't know it judging by the criminal justice system's response.

BLOG: Bold and ambitious action on fraud will help victims

The Victims' Commissioner writes about her research on fraud and the impact it has victims, while also calling for the government to be bold and ambitious in its upcoming fraud strategy.

Fraud surged by 24% under Covid. Now a new study reveals around 700,000 victims a year are likely to be highly vulnerable to fraudulent crime and seriously harmed by it

New Victims' Commissioner report maps out victims of fraud and suggests who criminal justice agencies and support services should prioritise. The findings come as the government is set to enhance Action Fraud with new systems and is set to publish its new fraud strategy.

BLOG: Fraud is now an epidemic within a pandemic – the upcoming fraud strategy needs to be bold and ambitious

Fraud has become the volume crime of our times — an epidemic within a pandemic. Yet you wouldn’t know it, to judge from the criminal justice system’s response.