Who are ECVCU?
The ECVCU is a team of specialist advocates working within the City of London Police that supports vulnerable people who have fallen victim to fraud and cyber crime, with the aim being to make them feel safer and reduce the possibility of them becoming a repeat victim.
Can they investigate crime?
The team are not investigators and cannot assist in the recovery of any losses. The unit was set-up to provide a better service to victims, in the form of advice and support. The ECVCU team is currently only able to deal with victims of fraud who reside in London, but there are plans to roll out the team nationally.
Find out more about how this unit was formed and how it is funded.