Serious Fraud Office and City fraud Professional advisers and whistleblowers 17.07.2009 Richard Alderman, director of the Serious Fraud Office, in an interview with the FT published on 13 July 2009 said that through a combination of contacts with City businesses, professional advisers and whistleblowers, the SFO had decided to focus on asset-backed securities, insurance fraud, private equity companies and hedge funds as prime areas for further inquiry. This will complement the SFO's current campaign of targeting corporate and overseas corruption cases. The SFO director's interview coincided with the publication of the SFO's report for 2008/09 . During the year the SFO reports that they: Were granted their first ever Serious Crime Prevention Order Settled their first case on civil lines using Proceeds of Crime legislation Opened a telephone helpline (020 7239 7388) – a fraud reporting and whistleblowers line aimed to enhance the support to victims, witnesses and whistleblowers To arrange a discussion with no obligations, call Sarah Wallace on 0207 421 3883 or send us an online enquiry. You can find further fraud information in our Crime and Fraud section or Business Crime section. Related articles 20.02.2017Financial Conduct Authority And Prudential Regulation Authority Publish Decision Making Changes 15.02.2017Cocoon Aims To Secure £2.5m For Latest Expansion Drive 14.02.2017Serious Fraud Office - The Big Funding Debate 14.02.2017Inflation Rises As UK Feels Effect Of Weak Pound Post-Brexit Vote 10.02.2017Today's Court Of Appeal Ruling To Have Impact on Uber And Other Firms In 'The Gig Economy'