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New fraud forum's right on the money.

Byline: By Mark Cowan

A TEAM of anti-fraud professionals has been launched in the Midlands in a bid to fight financial crime.

The Midlands Fraud Forum brings together police and the private sector to promote awareness of fraud and strategies to prevent it.

Organisers said the forum was focused on creating a culture of information-sharing and discussion among its members.

Simon Dwyer, chairman of the Midlands Fraud Forum and director within KPMG's forensic Belonging to courts of justice.

forensic 1) adj. from Latin forensis for "belonging to the forum," ancient Rome's site for public debate, and currently meaning pertaining to the courts.
 team in the Midlands, said with a downturn Downturn

The transition point between a rising, expanding economy to a falling, contracting one.


A decline in security prices or economic activity following a period of rising or stable prices or activity.
 in economic growth predicted this year, fraud could increase.

More than 100 delegates are expected to attend the forum's first major conference on February 21, at the Botanical Gardens A botanical garden is a place where plants, especially ferns, conifers and flowering plants, are grown and displayed for the purposes of research, conservation, and education. .

Det Chief Insp Ian Bamber said: "Our colleagues in other forces have had very positive results from their involvement with other fraud forums and we are keen to build on their success."
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Feb 14, 2008
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