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  • Annual Fraud Indicator March 2012

  • Annual Fraud Indicator

    Contents

    Foreword by Stephen Harrison .....................................................................................................................................................................3

    Introduction..................................................................................................................................................................................................................4 Fig 1: Improving the Estimate of fraud loss against the UK..................................................................................................................5 Fig 2: Breakdown of fraud losses by victim group ...............................................................................................................................7

    Summary .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................8 Key findings ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................8

    Fraud by victim...............................................................................................................................................................................................8 Private sector .....................................................................................................................................................................................8 Public sector .......................................................................................................................................................................................9 Not-for-profit sector ......................................................................................................................................................................9 Individuals ............................................................................................................................................................................................9

    Fraud by enabler ...........................................................................................................................................................................................9 Fraud by type ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Fraud by victim .........................................................................................................................................................................................................11 Public sector ................................................................................................................................................................................................................11 Private sector.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 15 Not-for-Profit sector .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 19 Fig 3: Not-for-Profit Sector ................................................................................................................................................................................20 Individuals .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21

    Fraud by enabler ....................................................................................................................................................................................................23 Fig 4: Key fraud enablers ....................................................................................................................................................................................23 Insider-enabled fraud ...........................................................................................................................................................................................24 Identity fraud .............................................................................................................................................................................................................26 Cyber enabled fraud .............................................................................................................................................................................................28 Fraud perpetrated by Organised Crime Groups ................................................................................................................................29 Fraud by type............................................................................................................................................................................................................30 Benefit fraud ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................30 Blue badge scheme abuse ................................................................................................................................................................................ 31 Council tax fraud .....................................................................................................................................................................................................32 Electricity scams .......................................................................................................................................................................................................33 Grant fraud ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................33 Housing tenancy fraud ........................................................................................................................................................................................34 Insurance fraud .........................................................................................................................................................................................................35

    Staged motor vehicle accidents ......................................................................................................................................................35 Mass marketing fraud...........................................................................................................................................................................................36 Mortgage fraud ........................................................................................................................................................................................................37 Motor finance fraud ...............................................................................................................................................................................................38 National Savings and Investments fraud ................................................................................................................................................38 Online ticket fraud ..................................................................................................................................................................................................39 Patient charges fraud ...........................................................................................................................................................................................39 Payroll fraud ................................................................................................................................................................................................................40

    Expenses fraud ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 41

  • Annual Fraud Indicator

    Pension fraud ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 41 Private rental property fraud ..........................................................................................................................................................................42 Procurement fraud .................................................................................................................................................................................................43 Recruitment fraud ...................................................................................................................................................................................................45 Retail Banking fraud .............................................................

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