The mission of the NEFF is to bring the private and public sectors together to reduce financial crime. This will:
Protect the private & public sectors. and individuals, from becoming victims of fraud.
Stimulate and encourage growth of the private sector and the proper conduct of public bodies; facilitate working relationships between law enforcement, public bodies, private organisations and the voluntary sector.
Promote awareness of fraud amongst members and other organisations
Encourage good practice and an anti-fraud culture by developing anti-fraud strategies for its membership.
Establish good practice between its members for fraud prevention, investigation and detection.
As a founder director and active supporter of a fraud forum in another region, I have long recognised the professionalism of the North East Fraud Forum. The NEFF has been a leader in developing the public/private partnership approach to preventing and reducing fraud and financial crime by raising awareness and through education since it began.
Gary Blinkhorn - Criminal Investigator – The Insolvency Service
Consistently high-quality conferences & seminars
University of Sunderland, and particularly the Faculty of Technology, is delighted to be involved with the North East Fraud Forum (NEFF). The consistently high-quality of the conference and seminar series provide us with useful insight into the challenges in addressing fraud and cybercrime. Our long-standing relationship with the NEFF has enabled our staff and students to participate in and benefit from its activities and NEFF colleagues have generously shared their expertise through guest lectures, subject review and module development.
Professor Alastair Irons, Academic Dean, Faculty of Technology
I really value working with the NEFF
Learning first hand from the other members about the challenges they face in the field of fraud and financial crime can feed into the work we do at the university as well as providing a forum for us to share our research.
Dr Jackie Harvey is Professor of Financial Management and Director of Business Research at Newcastle Business School