11th December 2018

Perth Police HQ - by Ninian Reid via Flickr

11th December 2018

Computer says ‘no’: Fraud algorithm denies tens of thousands justice

Tens of thousands of fraud victims have been denied justice after a computer algorithm dismissed four-fifths of reported cases. The Sunday Telegraph reports that 80 per cent of fraud incidents reported to the police in 2017-18 were rejected. In total, 237,200 of the 293,900 reports made to the police were sifted out by what officials called the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s “brain”, which filters for crimes worth more than £100,000 or those that have investigative leads. Two per cent of reported frauds have resulted in convictions.



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