There are many different types of fraud and to help you, and us, discover what types of frauds are being committed we have developed have a 'taxonomy', by classifying fraud types into different categories.
We have identified seven main groups of fraud. Each of these groups is further broken down into categories consisting of a number of defined fraud types. This will help you see which applies to your particular circumstances:
- as an individual
- or your business
- whether it has damaged a charity
- a public sector organisation
- the treasury
- or the market as a whole
(The last group captures activities that are undertaken to support fraud and may or may not be classified as fraud offences in their own right).
The taxonomy of fraud was developed by the Serious Fraud Office on behalf of the counter fraud community with contributions from:
- Department of Business, Innovation and Skills
- City of London Police
- Financial Services Authority
- Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs,
- The Home Office
- The Insolvency Service
- Metropolitan Police Service
- National Fraud Authority
- Office of Fair Trading, Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office
- Serious Organised Crime Agency
- Department of Work and Pensions.
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