India: Fraud

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed with the government of India plans to address call centre scammers based in India.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State, The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The Government takes fraud very seriously and is committed to combating it. We recognise victims can suffer both serious financial and emotional harm.

The City of London Police, the lead force for Tackling Economic Crime, has partnered with law enforcement and industry to combat call centre fraud from India and other jurisdictions. In partnership with the National Crime Agency the City of London Police have sought to align the interests of the United Kingdom with those of the United States, Canada and a number of European Countries.

Individual cases are an operational matter for the police and the Government of India. The UK authorities work with their Indian counterparts on a case-by-case basis to target fraudsters responsible for duping members of the public and businesses.

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