The personal information we collect from you, is used to enable us to fully investigate any cases of fraud reported to us, help to protect the victim from future frauds by undertaking protective CIFAS loadings and to complete necessary law enforcement reporting.
Personal information may include, but is not limited to the following:
- your title, forename and surname and gender;
- your current residential address;
- your date of birth;
- your personal telephone number(s);
- your work telephone number;
- your email address;
- your occupation;
- employment status;
- employer details;
- financial details – these will only be gathered for evidence corroboration purposes;
- where you have evidence available to support our investigation, we may request these, for example Facebook Group posts, Facebook messenger communications, WhatsApp communications;
- your IP address;
- MAC address;
- your device ID;
- any other information necessary for compliance with law and regulation;
We will also request any information in relation to suspects in the case, this includes name, address, DoB and contact details. It may also include a request for images of the suspect if these are available.
In order to undertake our investigation it is necessary to process personal information from the victims of fraud, this will include:
- protecting victims;
- fraud investigations;
- preventing and detecting further financial crime;
- identifying and assisting in the prosecution of offenders;
We are aware of how important it is to you that we keep your data safe, so when you make a report of fraud to us, we have standard procedures for handling and sharing your data.