Cyber-Crime Regulations

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1165
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Head of Economic Crime at the City of London Police, Dave Clark, recently stated that cyber-fraud reporting is being restricted by Home Office regulations, which currently do not recognise credit card fraud as a crime if victims have been reimbursed by their bank. Do you feel that this current restriction is getting in the way of establishing the true scale of online cyber fraud and if so, will you lobby the Home Office to adapt their regulations accordingly?

Answer

Answer for Cyber-Crime Regulations

Answer for Cyber-Crime Regulations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Action Fraud is a victim based reporting system. When a victim is re-imbursed, technically the Credit Card Company becomes the victim.

Operation Falcon is working closely with Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to promote the reporting of all allegations of crime in the correct manner.