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DCPCU logoDedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit


The ​Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU) is a special police unit comprising police officers drawn from the City of London and Metropolitan Police forces.

The unit is fully sponsored by the banking industry, and supported by bank investigators and case support staff who have an ongoing brief to help stamp out organised card and cheque fraud across the UK.

The unit responds to investigations on a nationwide basis including those involving:

  • Cash machine fraud
  • Insiders
  • Card-not-present fraud
  • Organised criminal groups/factories