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The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) receives reports about suspected fraud and corruption from many different sources including other law enforcement agencies; Government Departments, directly from companies or their legal advisors; Members of Parliament and from members of the public.
95 reports were received between
12 were assessed within one month
18 were assessed between one and three months
24 assessments have taken longer than three months
During the same period the SFO also received 1,797 e-mails and postal inquiries and 1,303 phone calls from members of the public concerning suspected fraud and corruption. 100% of these inquiries received a response within 20 days.
The SFO considers all reports carefully to ensure that they meet its published acceptance criteria. Where they do not, the SFO passes the reports to the most appropriate organisation to consider further or tells the person reporting the matter where they should go for help.