DCPCU Press Releases

The Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) is a unique proactive police unit, with a national remit, formed as a partnership between UK Finance, the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police together with the Home Office.

It is fully sponsored by the cards and banking industries, with an ongoing brief to investigate, target and, where appropriate, arrest and seek successful prosecution of offenders responsible for card, cheque and payment fraud crimes. It is headed up by a Detective Chief Inspector and comprises officers from the Metropolitan and City of London police forces who work alongside banking industry fraud investigators and support staff. The DCPCU achieved estimated savings of £94.5 million from preventing and disrupting fraud in 2018. This brings the total savings from reduced fraud activity to £600 million since the unit was set up in 2002.

Advice For Police Personnel

If you would like some advice in respect of an investigation into card or payment fraud then contact the unit at dcpcu@dcpcu.pnn.police.uk in the first instance and we will get back to you. Note that this inbox is only monitored Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm. The unit may also be able to assist with an evidential statement in relation to counterfeit bank cards purporting to be part of the Visa or MasterCard schemes. Contact American Express direct in relation to their cards.

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