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Vision and mission

Our vision is for everyone to have access to the knowledge, skills and resources to protect against fraud.

We work to achieve this by fulfilling our charitable object as set out in our articles of association: to protect life and property by the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution and deterrence of fraud, in particular through the promotion of:

  • advice
  • education
  • collaboration
  • research.

All our activities are aimed at those actually or potentially affected by fraud.

Our activities

Volunteer members contribute an enormous amount of time, knowledge and expertise to help us carry out our often ambitious programme of activities.

Advising and informing

We advise government, business and the general public on fraud prevention, detection and reporting. Our series of self-help factsheets, Fraud Facts, covers a wide range of fraud-related topics, providing up-to-date, practical and preventative guidance for individuals and organisations alike.

Educating and training

A large part of our work is in educating business, the professions and the general public about the true threats that fraud poses and what should be done to mitigate them. We run a comprehensive programme of events for anti-fraud professionals from all sectors.

Our regional forums and interest groups bring members together regularly to share knowledge, experiences and best practice in prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution and deterrence.

We also provide fraud awareness training and support on request.

Representing and influencing

We are an important and influential voice in law reform and public policy improvement. Our contributions – including responses to government consultations on new legislation – are informed by the expertise and experience of our members.

Researching and supporting

Our programme of targeted research systematically expands understanding of the true extent, causes and nature of fraud.

Annual reports

Annual reports and accounts

Our annual reports and financial statements from 2005 to the present are available to view and download.

Annual reports and accounts archive

Annual reviews

Each year we publish an annual review which summarises our achievements and highlights current developments in the fight against fraud and economic crime.

Annual reviews archive