City of London Police Authority Board responds to Online Fraud Charter

Responding to the Government’s Online Fraud Charter announcement, Chair of the City of London Police Authority Board, James Thomson, said:

"Fraud accounts for over 40% of all crime in England and Wales and some 80% is enabled by online platforms.

“The Online Fraud Charter is a significant step forward in the fight against online scams affecting people right across the country.

“Tech companies have made strong progress in recent years in combatting fraud. Those companies signing the Charter demonstrate real commitment to detecting and blocking fraud and in empowering consumers to help prevent them becoming victims of fraudsters.

“The City of London Police is playing a vital role in the wider response with national responsibilities in policing for tackling fraud, economic, and cyber crime.

“The City is leading the fightback working with law enforcement partners, local and regional policing and the private sector to tackle this wicked offence.”

The City of London Corporation’s Court of Common Council is the Police Authority for the Square Mile.

The City of London Police Authority Board is responsible for holding the Commissioner of the City of London Police to account. It aims to make sure the force is running an effective and efficient service, ensuring value for money, and setting policing priorities considering the views of the local community.

About the City of London Corporation:

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally successful UK –