Organised Crime Groups involved in Fraud


This Dawes Trust-funded study examined organised crime groups (OCGs) involved in fraud in the UK. The research involved:

  • analysis of data held by the National Crime Agency on fraud and non-fraud OCGs;
  • in-depth interviews with 31 convicted fraudsters to explore their motivations, routes into fraud and organised crime, and the nature and shape of organised crime groups and their operations; and
  • in-depth interviews with 40 enforcement professionals to shed light on their first-hand experiences of investigating OCG fraud and the opportunities and challenges this presents.

The findings of the study have been published as a Palgrave Macmillian book:

This project was completed in October 2016.


Project team
Dawes Trust

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