Fraud - Romance Fraud - Catfishing

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Dear Northamptonshire Police,

I am collating statistics from all 43 police forces in England and Wales regarding the surge in
‘Romance Fraud’, that is, fraud committed by targeting and preying on vulnerable women. Please the below BBC article for reference. On many occasions fraud is committed under the Fraud Act 2006 where the perpetrator obtains a gain and the victim a loss.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-4863...

Additionally, perpetrators create and utilise fake accounts on certain dating sites and begin intimate relationships with their targets where no notifiable crime is committed under NCRS.

Using your search filters, could you please provide the following information under the FOIA?

Number of notifiable crimes under heading, including any reports of rape subject to a crime report for:

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

Number of non crime incidents, including rape for:

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

Yours faithfully,

Scott Winters.

Freedom of Information,

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Winters,

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - Our Ref:
005093/19

 

With reference to your e-mail received 22/08/2019 requesting information:

 

I am collating statistics from all 43 police forces in England and Wales
regarding the surge in ‘Romance Fraud’, that is, fraud committed by
targeting and preying on vulnerable women. Please the below BBC article
for reference. On many occasions fraud is committed under the Fraud Act
2006 where the perpetrator obtains a gain and the victim a loss.

 

[1]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-4863...

 

Additionally, perpetrators create and utilise fake accounts on certain
dating sites and begin intimate relationships with their targets where no
notifiable crime is committed under NCRS.

 

Using your search filters, could you please provide the following
information under the FOIA?

 

Number of notifiable crimes under heading, including any reports of rape
subject to a crime report for:

 

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

 

Number of non crime incidents, including rape for:

 

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

 

 

This is to inform you that Northamptonshire Police are currently dealing
with high levels of demand for information. Every effort will be made to
ensure that you receive an appropriate response on time, however, we may
not be able to complete the response to your request within 20 working
days. The ICO is aware and we are currently enacting a recovery plan.

 

On behalf of Northamptonshire Police, I do apologise for any inconvenience
that may be caused by this delay and if you wish to discuss this any
further then please contact the undersigned.

 

Northamptonshire Police provides a review and appeals procedure within the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you decide to make an
appeal and, having followed the full process you are still dissatisfied,
you will then have the right to direct your comments to the Information
Commissioner who will give due consideration to the matter. See Appendix
'a' attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

C0080 Amanda-Jayne USHER

Freedom of Information Officer | Force Information Unit | Professional
Standards Department

 

Tel : 101 | Ext. 341172 (If calling from outside of Northamptonshire,
please call 03000 111 222)

Address : Force Headquarters | Wootton Hall | Wootton Hall Park |
Northampton | NN4 0JQ

 

Northamptonshire Police – Fighting crime, protecting people

 

The content of this email should be treated as OFFICIAL - SENSITIVE unless
otherwise indicated

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Winters,

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - Our Ref:
005093/19

 

With reference to your e-mail received 22/08/2019 requesting information:

 

I am collating statistics from all 43 police forces in England and Wales
regarding the surge in ‘Romance Fraud’, that is, fraud committed by
targeting and preying on vulnerable women. Please the below BBC article
for reference. On many occasions fraud is committed under the Fraud Act
2006 where the perpetrator obtains a gain and the victim a loss.

 

[1]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-4863...

 

Additionally, perpetrators create and utilise fake accounts on certain
dating sites and begin intimate relationships with their targets where no
notifiable crime is committed under NCRS.

 

Using your search filters, could you please provide the following
information under the FOIA?

 

Number of notifiable crimes under heading, including any reports of rape
subject to a crime report for:

 

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

 

Number of non crime incidents, including rape for:

 

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

 

 

I write to seek clarification. Northamptonshire Police does not have a
category for recording matters as ‘Romance Fraud’.  Could you please
provide further detail around what you consider to be ‘Romance Fraud’.

 

You asked for the number of notifiable crimes under ‘heading’ – what do
you mean by ‘heading’

 

With regard to the article link that you included, it appears to be
incomplete and does not return any article to be read.

 

Once I have received your clarification your request can be processed.

 

Your sincerely

 

 

C0080 Amanda-Jayne USHER

Freedom of Information Officer | Force Information Unit | Professional
Standards Department

 

Tel : 101 | Ext. 341172 (If calling from outside of Northamptonshire,
please call 03000 111 222)

Address : Force Headquarters | Wootton Hall | Wootton Hall Park |
Northampton | NN4 0JQ

 

Northamptonshire Police – Fighting crime, protecting people

 

The content of this email should be treated as OFFICIAL - SENSITIVE unless
otherwise indicated

 

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir