Following a recent focus by our Local Counter Fraud Specialist on payment diversion fraud, through the use of intelligence bulletins and articles in the Trusts staff communications, eagle eyed procurement and finance staff thwarted an attempt by fraudsters to divert a payment of over £20,000 meant for a company supplying services to the Trust.

With around 4,000 reports of banking payment fraud being received nationally in a 6 month period, and average monthly losses of £12-15 million, this incident shows the value of the fraud prevention work being done by SAFE on behalf of the Trust.

Staff Prevent £20,000 attempted fraud