We are the national reporting point for allegations of bribery of foreign public officials by British nationals or companies incorporated in the United Kingdom - even if the matter occurred overseas.
- Some of these allegations, where they involve serious or complex fraud and corruption, may fall to us to investigate
- Some may be more appropriate for other agencies to investigate, such as the Overseas Anti-Corruption Unit of the City of London Police (OACU)
When we receive a report of possible corruption, our anti-corruption team makes an assessment and decides if the matter is best dealt with by the SFO or passed to one of our law enforcement partners.
It is important to remember that the SFO's reporting process complements the Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) regime in the regulated sector and we therefore encourage people to make appropriate reports.
We only investigate cases where the seriousness and complexity of the corruption meets our acceptance criteria. If you have information that fits this criteria, then please report it in confidence using our secure online reporting form. You can also send details to us in writing to: SFO Confidential, Serious Fraud Office, 2-4 Cockspur Street, London, SW1Y 5BS.
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