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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

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

Cyclops on behalf of Sheela Bhaskaran, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
  London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/012310

  Date: 12/11/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Ms Gomes

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012310

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 09/11/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

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.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

 

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] , quoting the reference number above. Should your
enquiry relate to the logging or allocations process we will be able to
assist you directly and where your enquiry relates to other matters (such
as the status of the request) we will be able to pass on a message and/or
advise you of the relevant contact details. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Sheela Bhaskaran

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[email address]

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

NOTICE - This email and any attachments are solely for the intended
recipient and may be confidential.  If you have received this email in
error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system.  Do not
use, copy or disclose the information contained in this email or in any
attachment without the permission of the sender.  Metropolitan Police
Service (MPS) communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted
by law and any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. 
Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude binding agreements on
behalf of the MPS by email and no responsibility is accepted for
unauthorised agreements reached with other personnel.  While reasonable
precautions have been taken to ensure no viruses are present in this
email, its security and that of any attachments cannot be guaranteed.

 

Cyclops on behalf of Sheela Bhaskaran, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Official Sensitive

     

 

 

 

 

 

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
  London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/012310

  Date: 12/11/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Ms Gomes

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012310

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 09/11/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

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.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

 

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] , quoting the reference number above. Should your
enquiry relate to the logging or allocations process we will be able to
assist you directly and where your enquiry relates to other matters (such
as the status of the request) we will be able to pass on a message and/or
advise you of the relevant contact details. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Sheela Bhaskaran

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[email address]

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

NOTICE - This email and any attachments are solely for the intended
recipient and may be confidential.  If you have received this email in
error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system.  Do not
use, copy or disclose the information contained in this email or in any
attachment without the permission of the sender.  Metropolitan Police
Service (MPS) communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted
by law and any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. 
Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude binding agreements on
behalf of the MPS by email and no responsibility is accepted for
unauthorised agreements reached with other personnel.  While reasonable
precautions have been taken to ensure no viruses are present in this
email, its security and that of any attachments cannot be guaranteed.

 

Cyclops on behalf of Alyson Parker, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Ms Gomes

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012310

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alyson Parker

Information Manager

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[email address]

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

NOTICE - This email and any attachments are solely for the intended
recipient and may be confidential.  If you have received this email in
error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system.  Do not
use, copy or disclose the information contained in this email or in any
attachment without the permission of the sender.  Metropolitan Police
Service (MPS) communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted
by law and any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. 
Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude binding agreements on
behalf of the MPS by email and no responsibility is accepted for
unauthorised agreements reached with other personnel.  While reasonable
precautions have been taken to ensure no viruses are present in this
email, its security and that of any attachments cannot be guaranteed.

 

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Dee Gomes please sign in and let everyone know.