Fraud Squad (Television)

Fraud Squad, narrated by Richard Armtiage, aired on ITV 1 over 2 episodes at 9.00 pm on Friday 26th August, 2011 and Friday 2nd September, 2011. It tells the story of an operation by the London Police Economic Crime Squad to dismantle a team of boileroom fraudsters. “The two-year investigation was one of the largest undertaken by the National Lead Force at that time and was a landmark moment for the force, being the first time detectives were able to utilise the full resources of the newly formed NFIB.” (City of London Police)

A second series aired on 5th April, 2012. “With exclusive access to The Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit, Fraud Squad shows how the gangs use a vast array of sophisticated equipment to steal customers’ bank account details. Secret cameras record pin numbers and skimmers copy account details from the magnetic strip on the bank card. Some gangs even design whole false ATM fascias.”

The clip below is from season 1.