FOI Request - Financial fraud / financial crime in West Mercia

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

Dear West Mercia Police,

Please could you provide me with the below information

How many people over the age of 60 (or closest age range) reported a financial crime or financial fraud in your region in 2019 and 2020.

How many people were convicted of a financial crime or financial fraud in your region in 2019 and 2020.

How many reports of becoming a victim of COVID vaccine fraud have there been in your region? Please provide information split by age range if possible.

Please report each category separately for each year.
Please provide the response in electronic form.

Yours faithfully,

Eva Joyce

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Ms Joyce

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 
61312                                                      

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 1^st March 2021.  Your request will now be considered in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).

 

We will aim to provide a response to your request within 20 working days
as stipulated by the Act.  Please note that there may be unavoidable
delays when making information rights requests during the COVID-19
pandemic.  We are triaging and addressing requests in the following
order:  Subject access and then FOI requests.   Every effort will be made
to meet our statutory timescales for responding.  Thank you for your
understanding.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request.  If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you.  If you chose not to make payment then your request will be
withdrawn.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way.  Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sue Cale

Information Compliance Assistant | Information Compliance Unit  | West
Mercia Police

Hindlip Hall Police Headquarters, Hindlip Hall, Worcester, WR3 8SP
Direct Dial: Working from Home Ext. Working from Home

Team email: [1][email address]

 

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be held and treated in confidence in accordance with the Data Protection
Act 2018. It may be shared with other Force departments. Personal
information may also be used for statistical purposes, for fraud and crime
prevention and may be checked with/disclosed to regulatory bodies. The
information provided may be held electronically and/or in paper form and
will be kept secure at all times. Your personal data will be processed for
the performance of tasks carried out in the public interest or in the
exercise of the Police’s official authority and to comply with legal
obligations. 

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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Ms Joyce

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 61312

 

I write in connection with your request for information received on 1^st
March 2021.

In order to be able to respond to your request I require further
information from you. Please would you clarify:- specifically re
understanding a ‘financial crime’ ?

 

Also, Q3 what is the date range.?

 

 

Please could you provide me with the below information 

 

How many people over the age of 60 (or closest age range) reported a
financial crime or financial fraud in your region in 2019 and 2020.

 

How many people were convicted of a financial crime or financial fraud in
your region in 2019 and 2020.

 

How many reports of becoming a victim of COVID vaccine fraud have there
been in your region? Please provide information split by age range if
possible.

 

Please report each category separately for each year.

Please provide the response in electronic form.

 

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of
20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party.

However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
14^th April 2021 I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with this
request and will treat it as withdrawn.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you chose not to make a payment then your request will remain
unanswered.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sue Cale

Information Compliance Assistant | Information Compliance Unit  | West
Mercia Police

Hindlip Hall Police Headquarters, Hindlip Hall, Worcester, WR3 8SP
Direct Dial: Working from Home Ext. Working from Home

Team email: [1][email address]

 

This email and any attachments may contain information that is
confidential, privileged, sensitive, or otherwise protected from
disclosure. Its unauthorised use, disclosure, storage or copying is not
permitted. If received in error, please destroy all copies and notify the
sender immediately by return email. Internet email is not a secure medium
of communication. Any views or opinions expressed in this email do not
necessarily represent those of West Mercia Police. All email activity may
be may be monitored, recorded and retained by West Mercia Police in
accordance with relevant legislation.

 

Please be aware that all information provided to West Mercia Police will
be held and treated in confidence in accordance with the Data Protection
Act 2018. It may be shared with other Force departments. Personal
information may also be used for statistical purposes, for fraud and crime
prevention and may be checked with/disclosed to regulatory bodies. The
information provided may be held electronically and/or in paper form and
will be kept secure at all times. Your personal data will be processed for
the performance of tasks carried out in the public interest or in the
exercise of the Police’s official authority and to comply with legal
obligations. 

References

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