Authorised Push Payment Fraud or (computer software service fraud) over the last 10 years.

Mae'r cais yn aros am eglurhad. Os Dee Gomes ydych chi, os gwelwch yn dda, mewngofnodi i anfon neges ddilynol.

Dear Dyfed Powys Police,

I am looking for all the statistics you have based on Authorised Push Payment Fraud or also known as (Computer Software Service Fraud) in the past 10 years.

Between April 2009 and April 2019 I would like to know what was the number of reported Fraudulent push payments.

Between April 2009 and April 2019 I would like to know what was the number of reported Fraudulent push payments that resulted in criminal prosecution.

I would like to know the number of reported fraudulent push payments every year between April 2009 and April 2019.

'Authorised Push Payment' fraud is a type of Bank transfer fraud and unfortunately, I cannot find it anywhere on the Home Office offense code(s).
However, despite not having a specific code it could fall under the following codes of the Home Office Counting Rules For Recorded Crime ( Fraud ) With effect from April 2019.
1. NFIB2C - Prime Bank Guarantees Classification (1 of 1)
2. NFIB3D - Other Retail and Consumer Fraud Classification (1 of 1)
3. NFIB5A Fraud by False Representation Cheque, Plastic Card and Online Bank Accounts (not PSP) Classification (1 of 1)
4. NFIB5D - Mandate Fraud Classification (1 of 1)
5. NFIB18 Fraud by Failing to Disclose Information Classification (1 of 1)
6. NFIB90 Other Fraud (Not covered elsewhere) Classification (1 of 1)
7. NFIB1H Other Advance Fee Frauds Classification (1 of 1)
An example of Authorised Push Payment fraud would be;

A woman has booked a room through Spareroom where she is promised a property.
Once the contact has been established through the website the conversation is then taken to Whatsapp.

The woman is asked to transfer £700 pounds for the deposit of the property and also £700 for the first-month rent.

The money has been transferred through Authorised Push Payment and the person has then disappeared.

Yours faithfully,

Dee Gomes

Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

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FOI, Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL

Good Afternoon

 

Reference No: 951/2019

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 05.11.2019 concerning
Authorised Push Payment Fraud

 

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processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 however, prior to
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i)              Is the request referring to incidents or crimes? Please
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via a 999 or 101 call) and a crime is where the threshold has been met for
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ii)             Is â criminal prosecutionâ referring to charged to
court?

iii)            What is the difference between Q1 & Q3, please can you
advise

 

 

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From: Dee Gomes [mailto:[FOI #617712 email]]
Sent: 05 November 2019 15:15
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Authorised Push Payment Fraud or
(computer software service fraud) over the last 10 years.

 

Dear Dyfed Powys Police,

 

I am looking for all the statistics you have based on Authorised Push
Payment Fraud or also known as (Computer Software Service Fraud) in the
past 10 years.

 

1.       Between April 2009 and April 2019 I would like to know what was
the number of reported Fraudulent push payments.

 

2.       Between April 2009 and April 2019 I would like to know what was
the number of reported Fraudulent push payments that resulted in criminal
prosecution.

 

3.       I would like to know the number of reported fraudulent push
payments every year between April 2009 and April 2019.

 

'Authorised Push Payment' fraud is a type of Bank transfer fraud and
unfortunately, I cannot find it anywhere on the Home Office offense
code(s).

However, despite not having a specific code it could fall under the
following codes of the Home Office Counting Rules For Recorded Crime (
Fraud ) With effect from April 2019.

1.            NFIB2C - Prime Bank Guarantees Classification (1 of 1)

2.            NFIB3D - Other Retail and Consumer Fraud Classification (1
of 1)

3.            NFIB5A Fraud by False Representation Cheque, Plastic Card
and Online Bank Accounts (not PSP) Classification (1 of 1)

4.            NFIB5D - Mandate Fraud Classification (1 of 1)

5.            NFIB18 Fraud by Failing to Disclose Information
Classification (1 of 1)

6.            NFIB90 Other Fraud (Not covered elsewhere) Classification (1
of 1)

7.            NFIB1H Other Advance Fee Frauds Classification (1 of 1)

An example of Authorised Push Payment fraud would be;

 

A woman has booked a room through Spareroom where she is promised a
property.

Once the contact has been established through the website the conversation
is then taken to Whatsapp.

 

The woman is asked to transfer £700 pounds for the deposit of the
property and also £700 for the first-month rent.

 

The money has been transferred through Authorised Push Payment and the
person has then disappeared.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Dee Gomes

 

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Dear FOI,

Reference No: 951/2019

i) Is the request referring to incidents or crimes? Please
note an incident is different from a crime. An incident is a record of
contact made to a police force by an individual/member of public (usually
via a 999 or 101 call) and a crime is where the threshold has been met for
the police force to deem that a criminal offence has occurred as defined
by law.

- Yes, the request is referring to what crime has been recorded by you as a police force.

ii) Is â criminal prosecutionâ referring to charged to
court?

Any recorded crimes which have been put forward to your station regarding the matter whether they are put forward to a criminal court or not, I would like to know what numbers you have written down and recorded.

iii) What is the difference between Q1 & Q3, please can you
advise

The difference is as follows;

Q1 - the general report recorded by your police branch from April 2009 and April 2019. As in what is the number in statistical form - example "from April 2009 to April 2019 there have been 8000 reported crimes".

Q3- the reported crimes divided into each year. Example " in April 2009 we recoded 209 crimes, In May 209 we recorded 309 crimes" all relating to (Computer Software Service Fraud).

Yours sincerely,

Dee Gomes

FOI, Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL
Good Morning

Thank you for your email.

Please be advised that all crimes are investigated by Dyfed-Powys Police therefore if Q1 is asking for all crimes recorded, please can you advise what Q2 is asking for as based on your clarification the figure for Q1 & Q2 would be the same.

Kind regards

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Unit
Pencadlys Heddlu - Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters
Caerfyrddin - Carmarthen
Ffon/Tel: 01267 222020
E-Bost/E-Mail - [Dyfed Powys Police request email]

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL

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