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UK Fraud Act not to blame for rise in unprosecuted fraud cases, justice ministry official says

By Phoebe Seers
  • 24 Feb 2022 08:30
  • 24 Feb 2022 08:30
The UK’s 16-year-old Fraud Act is not to blame for the massive increase in unprosecuted fraud cases, a justice ministry official said today in response to a new parliamentary inquiry into the law and digital fraud. 
However, Alice Adamson, director for victims and vulnerability policy at the Ministry of Justice,

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Phoebe Seers


Phoebe has covered Financial Crime and compliance issues for MLex since 2015, initially in the Hong Kong bureau and currently in London. While in Hong Kong she won two SOPA awards for her reporting on corruption in the energy sector in Indonesia. Prior to journalism she worked as a solicitor with a focus on white-collar crime litigation in London and Hong Kong. She has a BA in English and Philosophy from Newcastle University.

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