The initiative hopes to protect Londoners from falling victim to a wide range of online crimes

The Metropolitan Police has set up an anti-fraud and cybercrime team to protect Londoners from online crime.

Fraud and Linked Crime Online (FALCON) was launched on Wednesday, although it first started work back in August, and will include more than 500 officers “dedicated to tackling cybercrime, acquisitive crime with an online aspect and fraud that does not have an online element.”

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