Fraud and related offences were already the most common criminal offence in the UK, pre Covid-19. Fraud is however on the increase, now more than ever. In just over two weeks, the public has passed on more than 160,000 suspect emails alone to Action Fraud. Many frauds which are sometimes referred to as Scams have just adopted a Covid Camouflage in order to play on people’s fears and lack of knowledge.
Our Counter Fraud Team at Devon Audit Partnership are supporting us and our partners to Govern, Acknowledge, Prevent, Pursue and Protect, helping us to comply with CIFAS’s Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally guide for the 2020s.