by National Fraud Authority

Fraud is not a victimless crime. It harms individuals, it harms the public sector, and it harms charitable and private organisations like yours. The National Fraud Authority is an Executive Agency of the Home Office that seeks to reduce that harm. However fraud is a hidden crime, with the perpetrators relying on organisations dealing with fraud behind closed doors so that they can commit the same fraud time and again against multiple victims. By sharing information we can break the cycle.

The National Fraud Authority is asking each Trade Association to invite their members to take part in a short survey to help us understand the threat of fraud faced by businesses of all sizes and industries. Taking part in the survey will enable us to evidence the problem, share intelligence across the counter fraud community and back to you, to prevent organisations like yourselves from becoming victims in future.

Please share this email invite with your members and colleagues.

All responses will be treated confidentially and anonymously through the online survey website, SurveyMonkey. No personal or organisational details will be disclosed, without your consent, to the NFA or any other party.

Please take 20 minutes to participate in our survey at:

The closing date for the survey is Friday 27 January 2012.

Respondents completing the survey will have the opportunity to register for an e-copy of the Annual Fraud Indicator 2012, and findings will be fed back to the Confederation of British Industry in March 2012.

If you have already received a request to take part in the survey, please only respond once. If you feel you are not the most appropriate person to fill in this survey, please forward this email to whomever you think can best answer questions relating to fraud against your organisation.

If you have any questions related to the NFA survey, please email