National Anti-Fraud Network

NAFN is widely recognised as a provider of data and intelligence to local authorities, housing associations, and wider public authorities.


NAFN’s core data and intelligence service provides a secure, single point of contact to access a wide range of information using robust legal gateways and processes meeting the highest standard of legislative compliance. NAFN is the Single Point of Access for:

  • The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 local authorities acquisition of communications data.
  • National Sanction Information Database (SiD) for civil, criminal and enforcement proceedings.
  • National Register of Taxi Licence Revocations and Refusals (NR3)

NAFN provide access to:

  • Authorised Officer Services for the Prevention of Social Housing Act 2013 (PoSHFA) and Council Tax Reduction Scheme Regulations (CTRS) 2013
  • Overnight service for accessing current DVLA Vehicle Keeper
  • Right to Buy intel service to assist in identifying fraudulent applications.
  • Instant on-line retrieval for the following credit reference agencies
  • Facilitates the sharing of data between organisations and partners with the regular dissemination of alerts and intelligence bulletins.

Documents 

Invoice and Mandate Fraud Control Measures Document
Public Sector bodies can be vulnerable to invoicing and mandate fraud from both inside and outside their organisations or a risk of collusion between both. To help prevent these types of fraud being committed in the public sector, this document can help to minimise the risk of an organisation suffering losses. It recommends control measures that can be implemented to prevent your organisation being a victim.

Customer fraud awareness - Fighting cheque fraud
Cheque fraud has substantially increased over the years as fraudsters seek to exploit any opportunity to make money at our customers’ expense. From the simple interception and alteration of cheque payee or amount details to cheque printing and forging of customer signatures, the technology used by the fraudster can be really effective. It can be astounding how a forged or altered cheque can look these days.

The Little Book of Big Scams Third Edition
This book should be seen as a general guide to the many scams currently operating in the UK and we hope it will increase awareness of these scams and teach you some easy steps that you can take to protect yourself and others.

The Little Book of Big Scams Business Edition
The Little Book of Big Scams offers fraud prevention advice to safeguard your business against fraudulent acts whilst complying with the law and relevant regulations. This advice is for small and medium size enterprises but is relevant to larger organisations including councils and the wider public sector.

The Little Book of Cyber Scams
This booklet has been specifically designed to offer advice to SMEs on staying safe in the cyber world.

NAFN Services Overview
NAFN’s core data and intelligence service provides a secure, single point of contact to access a wide range of information using robust legal gateways and processes meeting the highest standard of legislative compliance.

Investigatory Powers Act Guidance Booklet
This briefing pack will allow you to familiarise yourself with the changes the IPA will bring overall and summarises the key changes across communications data capabilities. This document contains a summary of capability changes, as well as guidance, standardisation and consistency for the Communications Data application process appropriate to the relevant roles.

Bank Mandate Fraud Guidance
Bank Mandate fraud occurs when someone requests you to change the bank transfer mandate, by purporting to represent an organisation you make regular payments to, for example business supplier, membership or subscription. This guide aims to provide an awareness of bank mandate fraud, reinforcing this through real life case studies and followed by useful prevention advice.

Intelligence Management Training
Guidance to run you through the 3x5x2 data intelligence management