An interesting interview with Ian Dyson, the commissioner of the City of London police, covering online fraud and cybercrime.

Dyson is very clear on the factors that limit his reach, such as budget, jurisdictional issues and the lack of assistance from banks and financial institutions. Definitely a good idea to avail of assistance from the private sector, with secondees from Microsoft and Google.

Given the scale and the growth rate of online fraud and cybercrime, the best hope for Action Fraud and the City of London police is to educate potential victims to be aware of the signs and protect themselves.