To hide the fact of Police Forces not doing anything about Fraud, Action Fraud was set up. Basically it now takes the statistics from the individual Forces and combines them into one statistic. So for instance GMP where car crime is epidemic and the cars are rung and sold on then actually we have three crimes. House broken into and keys stolen.Burglary. Theft of car. Car identification changed and the sold. Fraud. GMP would have to record the Burglary and manage to get away with recording the stolen car in the same crime report. So only 1 crime recorded instead of three by GMP. Believe it or not this is above scrutiny and acceptable by the powers at be. When the Fraud is reported to action Fraud it will be vetted and binned with proforma letter. Hence GMP don't record that crime on their system so it cons the statistics of how much real Fraud is occurring in GMP. Also GMP further vet the information they get from Action Fraud. Doesn't matter how many names address, details of ongoing Frauds. They only investigate less than 1 in 10 reported or received by them. That's from GMP themselves. There priority lies with Fraud victims in their own area that the Frauds have been committed by.
Why spend £5000000 a year because the biggest rising crime Fraud can be hidden from the publics view and the authorities and Goverment passify the Public with this great scheme called action Fraud just a glorified way to bin Frauds and massage individual Forces figures. So crime is on the decrease? No just hidden.
Action Fraud just another scam. Another very costly Fraud for the Public!!
"Lies damn, Lies and Statistics"