Where do I start?
If you believe you, your company, or any other person or organisation has been the victim of fraud it’s important to first consider the most appropriate enforcement agency to contact. Given the SFO is a small, specialised agency handling complex financial crimes, there may be another agency that can better help you (see What We Don’t Do).
For us to determine whether or not a serious or complex fraud has occurred, we need to ascertain:
- The financial loss to the victim(s);
- Any misrepresentation that has induced a transfer of rights over an asset, that is, what were you told or what did you receive that made you make the decision that has lead to the loss;
- Who is responsible for the alleged fraud;
- The evidence you have to support your allegation.