The cabinet Office Government Counter Fraud Function is seeking to raise awareness with the general public and organisations alike regarding COVID Vaccine Fraud. Fraudsters are targeting the general public so we all need to do our part to ensure they are made aware and do not become victims of fraud.
We have some fantastic news. NAFN is a finalist for the Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) 2020 in the Outstanding Prevention Initiative category. We are so pleased to be recognised for our COVID-19 Intelligence Alert and thank all for supporting the initiative. The founder of the TECAs, Professor Martin Gill stated “All those that have […]
The Metropolitan Police have investigated a number of ‘mule’ accounts being used to launder thousands of pounds in government-backed loans and transferring the money in to cryptocurrency. A woman has now been arrested for fraudulently applying for multiple Bounce Back Loans. Detectives have successfully recovered over £100,000 and warn the public to be mindful of […]
We’re live!! NAFN Professional Training and Development has been launched and will provide access for all members to a e-learning and cpd platform where courses have been designed to support their activities. First to be available is our Investigatory Powers Act course, which is available to our members with the powers to acquire communications data. […]
In 2020 we are introducing the virtual NAFN Annual General Meeting (NAGM). We will be planning this over the coming months and members will be asked to attend a short webinar session to hear from the Chair of the organisation. The Chair will share the Annual Report and we will provide an opportunity for members […]
On 21 July 2020 the Department for Transport published its Statutory Standards for councils on taxi licensing. The Standards recommend that councils use the National Register of Taxi License Revocations and Refusals (NR3) delivered by NAFN to support effective due diligence. Click here to review the standards.
To all public sector organisations which acquire communications data (CD), please be aware the Security Minister has now signed the commencement order for the enactment of the remaining clauses in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA), which includes the repeal of CD provisions under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA). This came into […]
The Crown Prosecution Service thank the Department for Work and Pensions, Halton and Oldham Councils for supporting them in the successful prosecution of a fraudster who stole £1m in benefits. Over several years the fraudster claimed housing benefit, income support, disability living allowance and social fund payments amounting to just over £1m in fraudulently acquired […]