KeyLines to visualize the UK National Fraud Database

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Visualization of the CIFAS National Fraud Database will enable quicker identification and analysis of complex fraudulent activity.

CAMBRIDGE, UK – 23 April 2013 – CIFAS, the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, has deployed KeyLines, a flexible network visualization technology from Cambridge Intelligence.

CIFAS members will be able to interrogate the National Fraud Database and visually explore the complex network of fraudulent activity within fraud cases, enabling them to quickly assess if these relate directly to activity that they are experiencing.

Daniel Becket, Head of Data Services at CIFAS, explains: “Fraud cases often have complex inter-linking networks and relationships that are more easily understood when presented visually. KeyLines is a tool that will help CIFAS Members to view and digest the multifaceted aspects of a fraud case quickly.”

“We are delighted that CIFAS selected KeyLines, it really is a perfect match for the CIFAS fraud data set.” added Joe Parry, CEO and Founder of Cambridge Intelligence, “The CIFAS team has a very deep understanding of fraud data, and we were able to work very closely with them to rapidly build an application that provides a radically new data visualisation experience for their members.”

CIFAS expects to roll out the initial version of the KeyLines integration in early May 2013.


CIFAS is a not-for-profit membership association representing the private and public sectors. CIFAS is dedicated to the prevention of fraud and operates two databases: the National Fraud Database (NFD) and the Staff Fraud Database (SFD).

CIFAS has 270 Member organizations across various business sectors. Members share information about confirmed frauds in the fight to prevent further fraud. CIFAS is unique and was the world’s first not-for-profit fraud prevention data sharing scheme. Since CIFAS was founded, CIFAS Members have prevented fraud losses to their organizations worth billions of pounds by sharing fraud data.


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