Tackling Fraud Post-Pandemic | IPT
Chair: Sir Robert Neill MP, Chair, Select Committee on Justice
Speaker: Angela McLaren, Assistant Commissioner of the City of London Police
Speaker: Nicole Tuckwell, Director, Product Management, Cyber & intelligence Solutions, Mastercard
Virtual Event

Date:

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Venue:

This is an online event

Start Time:

08:30

End Time:

09:30

Fraud accounts for over a third of all crime in the United Kingdom, with 80% of fraud being cyber enabled. The pandemic moved more of our lives online and presented a particular opportunity for criminal’s intent on defrauding individuals and businesses, causing significant harm to mental health, finance, pension or life savings and self-confidence among victims. There were over 400,000 reports of fraud made to Action Fraud between April 2020 and March 2021, a 33% increase year on year, with more than £2.3bn lost by victims. Policing is adapting to rapid technological change and adoption through improving reporting and intelligence systems, boosting regional capability and partnerships with the private sector. With the global economy and societal interaction increasing moving online, what challenges are there for keeping individuals and organisations safe from becoming victims of crime?

This event will:

  • Consider the impact of fraud on victim’s wellbeing, including existing support for victims
  • Explore what role Police and Crime Commissioners can play in the wider system, including fraud prioritisation and local capacity
  • Explore what new and updated legislation could be required to help support tackling online scams and fraudulent activity