Action Fraud:Written question - 46433

Q
(North West Leicestershire)
Asked on: 14 September 2016
Home Office
Action Fraud
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Action Fraud.
A
Answered by: Mr Ben Wallace
Answered on: 10 October 2016

Action Fraud is the national reporting point for fraud and financially-motivated cyber crime. We have seen significant improvement in performance; official figures show reports of fraud have trebled since Action Fraud was rolled out nationally, addressing the concern that fraud was an under-reported crime type.

Since it's launch the Government has been building the capability of police forces, GCHQ and the NCA to respond to online cyber crime. Over the last year, Action Fraud has introduced an improved system which keeps victims informed of the progress of their case. The number of disseminations to local forces has also increased.

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