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UK National Crime Agency says bounce back loan scheme being exploited by criminals

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Britain’s National Crime Agency warned on Friday that it would investigate serious and organised crime linked to a government bounce back loan scheme after its intelligence suggested it was being exploited.

“On the basis of our assessments, we have provided red flag indicators to the banking sector to aid their detection of fraudulent applications,” a spokesman said.

“We are providing intelligence to assist partner investigations, and we will investigate cases ourselves where there is a serious and organised crime element.”

Reporting by Kirstin Ridley, editing by Lawrence White

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