Fraud Investigation

Professional Detectives have specialist investigators who have a thorough fraud investigation background from previous Police Service and can support victims or potential victims and provide proper advice and training for prevention.

The Fraud Act was introduced in 2006 and replaced offences of Deception previously dealt with under The Theft Act, and is now made up of three classifications:

  • Fraud by false representation
  • Fraud by failing to disclose information
  • Fraud by abuse of position

A fraudster is another name for a thief. But instead of stealing a bicycle or a car, they instead practice deception as their ‘tool of the trade’.

Their aim is to firstly identify a target that may be an individual, or a business, and believing that target will provide a source of cash benefits or commodities that can in turn be turned into cash.

Types of fraud:

  • Supplying false details to obtain credit
  • Altering payee details
  • Cheque fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Exaggerated insurance claim
  • False or fraudulent personal injury claim
  • False report of theft of household contents
  • Fraudulent claim involving a car accident
  • Arson committed to support a fraudulent insurance claim
  • Advance fee fraud commonly known as 419 fraud
  • Long and short firm fraud