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.

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29 October 2014

Tesco investigation

The SFO confirmed today that the Director has opened a criminal investigation into accounting practices at Tesco plc.   Notes to Editors: As our investigation is underway we cannot provide further details at this ...

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23 October 2014

David Green CB QC speech to the Pinsent Masons Regulatory Conference

SFO Confidential

Have you got information about serious or complex fraud or corruption?

Then please contact us at SFO CONFIDENTIAL.

Current Scams

If you receive a communication that purports to be from us, but which you find suspicious, please forward electronic communications to alerts@sfo.gsi.gov.uk.

Pension Scams

Please see a press release on "Pension scams - a lifetime's savings lost in a moment" for more information.