Fraud used to be seen as a ‘victimless’ crime. Make no mistake, at the City of London Police we have never agreed with that narrative. And public opinion is now recognising the emotional – as well as financial – harm caused by this most prevalent of crimes.
The sad fact is that you are more likely to be the victim of fraud than any other type of crime. And while the internet has brought a wealth of opportunities, it has also allowed fraud to flourish: the criminal can target people nationally and internationally, yet never have to look a victim in the eye.
Ian Dyson Commissioner Of The City Of London Police