2. March 2024

UK to Investigate Crypto Fraud: Hiring Spree Underway

• The U.K.’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is expanding its digital assets investigation team by hiring four senior investigators for its Complex Financial Crime Team to work on crypto-related crimes.
• The role requires working and collaborating with other investigators, intelligence and analysis team members to develop complex cases using data and evidence from various sources.
• The NCA has been working to establish an investigative team focusing on illicit crypto activities since January 4th, 2022.

UK Expands Crypto Crime Agency

The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) wants to expand its digital assets investigation team by hiring four senior investigators for its Complex Financial Crime Team to work on crypto-related crimes. The position involves investigating high-end crypto fraud, money laundering and other blockchain-based crime performed by organized crime groups.

Job Requirements

The role requires working and collaborating with other investigators, intelligence and analysis team members to develop complex cases using data and evidence from various sources. The position requires a current or active Professionalising Investigation Programme Level 2 accreditation or any equivalent government-issued qualification on investigative crime.

Salary Range

The salary ranges from 34,672 pounds to 38,314 pounds ($44,145 to $48,782.92) and other civil service benefits are included as well.

Increased Focus on Crypto Assets

The U.K. has been working to establish an investigative team focusing on illicit crypto activities since the launch of their digital assets team in January 4th, 2022 which was driven by an increase in value lost to crypto fraud in the U.K.. According to the U.K.’s reporting system for cybercrime and fraud, crypto scammers stole at least $287 million in 2022 alone

Financial Investigations Managers Needed

On July 26th the NCA also posted that they were looking for financial investigations managers who would oversee crypto and digital assets crime investigations from a Proceeds of Crime Act perspective related confiscating and redirecting crime money for the benefit of the community