SFO - Serious Fraud Office

Combating major fraud and corruption

Our aim is to protect society from extensive, deliberate criminal deception which could threaten public confidence in the financial system.  We investigate fraud and corruption that requires our investigative expertise and special powers to obtain and assess evidence to successfully prosecute fraudsters, freeze assets and compensate victims.

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17 September 2012

Firearms merchant jailed for "Ponzi" style fraud

A Gwent businessman and former company secretary of a firm that dealt in sporting guns has been jailed for 32 months after admitting he defrauded investors to prop up his family business.  Losses are estimated to be ...

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Telephone scam

What to do if you receive a call from someone asking for information, who claims to be from the SFO.

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