Benefit Fraud Realties:
UK government figures for 2012 estimate benefits overpaid due to fraud was £1.2 billion and tax credit fraud was £380 million – would those figures not help towards funding for the NHS or possibly provide more support to our elderly or injured service personnel?
Lateo Surveillance Ltd has carried out and assisted many RIPA authorised surveillance operations for local councils across the country providing professional, compliant and experienced surveillance services both physical and technical. We have had the pleasure to work with some of the most professional, diligent and dedicated officers, who are on the front line every day. The one thing they all have in common (other than being under-resourced) regardless of any misconceptions are, they genuinely care.
We are absolutely 100% confident every investigation ranging from serious anti-social behaviour, theft, fraud and flytipping (which in 2014/5 cost the UK tax payer in excess of 50M to ‘clear up’) has been fully authorised, justified (And) the one thing RIPA fails to mention ‘morally’ the right thing to do.
RIPA – AS IT STANDS
In RIPA today we have a robust system, it works, it’s fair and has very strict control measures in place, it protects law-abiding members of the public. Importantly let’s not forget, law-abiding citizens are ‘NOT’ the target of directed surveillance, yes, sometimes they get it wrong however the control measures implemented will identify this very quickly and concerned members of the public can even request information which may have been obtained.
What we can ‘guarantee’ from experience; time, money, resources and importantly equipment and procedures would not be put at risk if there were any doubt as to the legitimacy of an operation.
A Final Thought
Those individuals be it the Liberal Democrats, Liberty, Amnesty International, ‘rent a mob or the unwashed brigade’ constantly moaning about civil liberties and the invasion of privacy, we believe, are completely out of touch with the changing, dangerous world we live in today.
Normal, hardworking, law-abiding people are fed up with the ‘do-gooder’s’ and their complaining, keep pushing hard enough and you may well tie the very hands of the people who’s job it is to protect you.