Welcome to the first UK wide broadcast hire industry fraud and theft information site.

 

This site has been set up in order to facilitate the centralised sharing of information on fraudulent hires and theft in the Broadcast Hire Industry. Since the beginning of 2011 there has been an epidemic of theft throughout the industry, and it seems that the ability of the Police to catch the perpetrators and recover stolen equipment is limited.

Clearly, as an industry, we need to help ourselves, and one of the most effective ways of doing this is to share information. If you have been a victim of fraud, fill in our web form, and the details will be posted on this site. Also let us know if you have had equipment stolen in any other way, eg by robbery, etc.  We particularly value pictures of fraudsters and copies of identity documents used in fraudulent hires, and all images received will be posted in the news section and the rogues’ gallery.

We will never be able to stop fraud, but if we co-operate, and keep each other informed, we can at least make life more difficult for the crooks, conmen and rogues who infest our industry.

Please note: Fraud attempts should be reported to ACTION FRAUD. (For more details, see their website.)  Stolen kit can also be listed here:  http://www.azule.co.uk/report-stolen-kit/