Statistics relating to SIM Swap Fraud

Richard De Vere made this Freedom of Information request to City of London Police

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Dear City of London Police,

Following Ofcom’s change in regulations, I would like to request all data you hold relating to SIM Swap Fraud or mobile operator ‘account take over fraud’.

I would specifically like to know the total number of victims analysed ‘month by month’ for the period of time you hold.

Ideally, I would like to also determine what mobile operator a victim of SIM Swap Fraud was on at the time of the incident.

I’ve noticed similar FOI requests that have been made to COL Police were met with a delay that exceeded the ICOs timeframe. Preemptive of such a delayed response, I would like COL Police to ensure this request is not delayed and fulfilled within 30 days specified.

Yours faithfully,

Richard De Vere

FOI, City of London Police

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5. on behalf of Jean Casey-Jeffrey, City of London Police

Dear Richard De Vere,


Thank you for your Email of 7th January.

We will aim to send you a full response to your request for information
under the Freedom of Information Act within twenty working days of our
receiving your request, by 4th February.

Yours sincerely

Dear City of London Police,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of City of London Police's handling of my FOI request 'Statistics relating to SIM Swap Fraud”.

It is simply unacceptable that a police force has failed to comply with the law.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Richard De Vere

Richard De Vere left an annotation ()

It is clear that City of London Police have not responded in the specified time period and also ignored a formal request for review.

I suspect this is because the Ofcom changes in 2019 were not as expected and negatively impacted the problem of SIM Swap Fraud. Worsening the issue.

Because the stats I requested from City Police are the only proper way to ascertain my theory, I feel this is being hidden and withheld.

At this time, without being vexatious, I plan to publicise this and receive the statistics I want from City of London Police. on behalf of Ivan Chardakov, City of London Police

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Dear Richard De Vere,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 7th

I apologise for the delay in responding.

Yours sincerely,

Information Access Team

City of London Police on behalf of Michela Holmes, City of London Police

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Dear Richard De Vere,

I am writing in response to your request for an internal review, received
10th February.

Please see attached letter.

Yours sincerely,