SFO - Serious Fraud Office


The Serious Fraud Office is an independent government department, operating under the superintendence of the Attorney General.  Its purpose is to protect society by investigating and, if appropriate, prosecuting those who commit serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption and pursuing them and others for the proceeds of their crime.  It operates in line with its statutory purpose and policies.  Its Director is David Green CB QC.

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19 December 2014

Guilty pleas in £50m investment fraud

Richard Aston Clay, a former partner of Arck LLP, pleaded guilty today at Southwark Crown Court to three fraud charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office following a joint investigation with Nottinghamshire Police. The ...

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17 November 2014

Stuart Alford QC: Enforcing the UK Bribery Act - The UK Serious Fraud Office's Perspective

SFO Confidential

Have you got information about serious or complex fraud or corruption?

Then please contact us at SFO CONFIDENTIAL.

Current Scams

If you receive a communication that purports to be from us, but which you find suspicious, please forward to alerts@sfo.gsi.gov.uk.

Pension Scams

Project Bloom aims to help prevent frauds where members of the public are encouraged access their pension before retirement.