Earlier in the summer techUK brought together a group of senior police officers, civil servants, and tech industry leaders to explore how technology can best be harnessed to combat fraud. techUK’s Henry Rex shares the group’s recommendations.
The most recent stats from the Crime Survey of England and Wales revealed that fraud is the most commonly experienced crime in the UK. It is anticipated that the next set of statistics, to be published next week, will confirm this trend.
“We must develop a model to encourage the sharing of data and tools. As a starting point, open APIs between systems would allow for much better sharing of threat data. The NCA Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime 2018, published in May, emphasised the importance of fraud, and highlighted that “our understanding of fraud in the UK is hampered by under-reporting; less than 20% of incidents are reported to the police.”
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