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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23 March 2015

Ponzi scheme creator pleads guilty

David Gerald Dixon, the creator of a Ponzi scheme that inflicted millions of pounds worth of losses on investors, today pleaded guilty to five fraud related offences at Southwark Crown Court following a joint investigation ...

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17 November 2014

Stuart Alford QC: Enforcing the UK Bribery Act - The UK Serious Fraud Office's Perspective


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Pension Scams Update

The multi-agency Project Bloom has issued an update concerning the change in law allowing people aged 55 and over to access their pension pots. Click here for more information.