Dear Cleveland Police,

Request 1

For each month in the financial year 2019/20, please provide the number of reports of fraud passed to you from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) to investigate.

Request 2

Please provide the number of individuals charged with offences in connection with the reports identified in Request 1.

Yours faithfully,

D Moore

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Enquiry ref: 12702-21

I acknowledge receipt of your enquiry received by this office on 11th March.

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act it will be our aim to respond to your request by 13th April. In some cases, however, we may be unable to achieve this deadline and would hope to contact you should this be the case.

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Dear D Moore,

Enquiry Reference: 12702 -21

I write in connection with regards to your request received in this office on 11th March. I note you seek the following:

For each month in the financial year 2019/20, please provide the number of reports of fraud passed to you from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) to investigate.
Request 2
Please provide the number of individuals charged with offences in connection with the reports identified in Request 1.
a) Having made enquiries within the Force our answer on this occasion is no information held, we are unable to differentiate which fraud have been sent from Action fraud and what we have recorded in Force however this information might be held by Action Fraud.

The Cleveland Police response to your request is unique and it should be noted that Police Forces do not use generic systems or identical procedures to capture and record data therefore responses from Cleveland Police should not be used as a comparison with any other force response you receive.

If you are not satisfied with this response or any actions taken in dealing with your request you have the right to request an independent internal review of your case under our review procedure. The APP College of Policing guidance states that a request for internal review should be made within 20 working days of the date on this response or 40 working days if extenuating circumstances to account for the delay can be evidenced.

We have made every effort to ensure a response was provided within statutory deadlines, however due to current circumstances delays have been unavoidable. If your response was late we apologise for any inconvenience it may have caused and thank you for your patience. If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Yours sincerely,

Ms E McGuigan
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
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Dear Cleveland Police,

Enquiry Reference: 12702 -21

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cleveland Police's handling of my FOI request 'National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reports received during 2019/20'.

You responded:

'a) Having made enquiries within the Force our answer on this occasion is no information held, we are unable to differentiate which fraud have been sent from Action fraud and what we have recorded in Force however this information might be held by Action Fraud.'

You have failed to convince me that you do not hold the information I have requested. In any event, could you not ask Action Fraud to provide you again with the information they have already provided to you?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Yours faithfully,

D. Moore

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Dear Mr/Ms Moore

Enquiry Ref: 12702-21

I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 19th May requesting that we review our response to your request for information.

The review will be conducted and we will aim to respond by 18th May. However, if we are unable to complete the review by this date we will advise you accordingly.

If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Mrs M Johnson
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Department of Standard & Ethics | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL

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Gadawodd D. Moore anodiad ()

Informative DN:

'15. ...

Action Fraud Process

When a person becomes a victim of fraud the report should be made to the national reporting centre of Action Fraud either online or over the telephone. That report is allocated a national crime number referred to as an NFRC number. The report is then passed to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), which is part of the City of London Police as the lead force for fraud. NFIB then assess and triage the report and will file it if there are no reasonable lines of enquiry identified from the information provided.

If there are identified lines of enquiry, NFIB will then disseminate that report to the relevant investigative agency. Typically this is based on the address of the offender (if one has been identified) as fraud offenders can and do offend against multiple victims across the country. However if no offender hasbeen identified then it will be allocated to the investigative agency with jurisdiction over the home address of the victim.

All NFIB disseminations made to WMP are further assessed and triage [sic] by the InvestigationManagement Team within the EconomicCrime Unit (ECU). The Unit is responsible for obtaining the WMP fraud non-crime number (cross referenced with the NFRC) to ensure that the dissemination has a local record. The WMP non-crime number is under the general heading of fraud and is not further classified by the type of fraud involved.NFIB disseminations are classified by the type of fraud relevant to the report. There are 55 types of fraud report.'

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RUMINS, Samantha (C8894),

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Dear Mr Moore

 

Enquiry ref: 12702-21

 

I have been requested to carry out an internal review of Cleveland
Police’s response to your FOI request.

 

By request dated 11^th March 2021 you raised the following questions:

 

For each month in the financial year 2019/20, please provide the number of
reports of fraud passed to you from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau
(NFIB) to investigate.

Request 2

Please provide the number of individuals charged with offences in
connection with the reports identified in Request 1.

 

Your request was refused by the Freedom of Information Decision Maker as
she found that the information was not held by Cleveland Police in that
‘having made enquiries within the Force our answer on this occasion is no
information held, we are unable to differentiate which fraud have been
sent from Action fraud and what we have recorded in Force however this
information might be held by Action Fraud’.

 

I have reviewed your request and my response is no information held. As
per the response from the Freedom of Information Decision Maker, the
information might be held by Action Fraud. Further information regarding
making a request for information from Action Fraud can be located via the
following webpage:

[1]https://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/foi-a....

 

Please treat this as a refusal notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this internal review you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner at the following address:

 

The Information Commissioners Office

Wycliffe House

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Or alternatively email [2][email address]

 

Kind regards

 

Sam Rumins

 

 

 

 

C8894 Samantha Rumins

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Gadawodd D. Moore anodiad ()

ICO contacted.

Gadawodd D. Moore anodiad ()

'Your complaint has been accepted as eligible for further consideration and will be allocated to a case officer as soon as possible.

Cases are currently being allocated in around four-six months.'