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Economic and Cyber Crime

Economic and Cyber Crime including fraud is the most common crime in the UK and now accounts for over 40% of all reported crime. There is around 14,000 fraud offences reported in the UK every day and national losses to fraud are counted in billions.

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Shelford is the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner’s (APCC) lead for Economic and Cybercrime.

As APCC lead, the PCC wants to make the public more resilient and resistant to the threats posed by these crime types. He aims to engage with victims and the wider public to understand how real life experiences can inform police responses, victim support services and protection advice.

How to report fraud
Protection postcard

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has created a printable postcard that includes prevention advice. You can download the postcard to print here.

Fraudsters can be highly skilled, technical individuals but a great number of scams share similar patterns and often start with unsolicited communication.

Irrespective of whether you have been contacted by email, phone or at your front door, you can prevent having your personal and financial information stolen by practicing some of the advice found on the postcard.

Economic and Cyber Crime updates

You can find out about the latest scams, prevention messaging and PCC fraud updates in our news section.

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