SFO - Serious Fraud Office

 

The Serious Fraud Office is an independent government department, operating under the superintendence of the Attorney General.  Its purpose is to protect society by investigating and, if appropriate, prosecuting those who commit serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption and pursuing them and others for the proceeds of their crime.  It operates in line with its statutory purpose and policies.        Its Director is David Green CB QC.

Latest news

11 March 2013

Three men charged in Ponzi-style scheme

Today, three men appeared at City of London Magistrates Court charged with conspiracy to defraud investors in an alleged investment fraud related to electrical contracts in the hotel sector. The defendants are: Jolan ...

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Current scams

Pension liberation fraud - in which members of the public are encouraged to access their pension before retirement, without being properly informed of the potentially severe tax consequences.  Read more about this fraud and ways to prevent it ...

 

Callers claiming to be from the SFO - what to do if anyone contacts you claiming to be from the SFO. Read more ...

Current developments

12 March 2013 - Allegations have been made to the SFO about the circumstances of the sale in 2011 of Autonomy to Hewlett Packard. Read more ...

5 March 2013 - The SFO, together with the Essex Police, is looking into complaints in relation to the Harlequin group. Read more ...


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