UK: SAR GUIDANCE UPDATED IN THE LIGHT OF ANTICIPATED COVID-19 RELATED CRIME

On 7 May, an article from Kingsley Napley said that the NCA has anticipated criminal exploitation of the government schemes in guidance recently published for individuals making suspicious activity reports. The new guidance is said to identify additional types of suspicious activity relating to COVID-19 and introduced 3 new “Glossary Codes” for reporters as a result of the increased threat posed by organised crime groups seeking to exploit the COVID-19 situation by means of fraud.  A new code has been introduced for any SAR relating to suspected fraudulent use of Government Priority Schemes established as a result of COVID-19.

https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/insights/blogs/criminal-law-blog/suspicious-activity-report-guidance-updated-in-light-of-anticipated-covid-19-related-crime#page=1

The new guidance is at –

https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/who-we-are/publications/443-sar-glossary-codes-note-april-2020/file

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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