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The problem for those charged with the prohibition of insider dealing is not usually its detection. Odd movements in the price of securities are often prima facie evidence of the occurrence of insider dealing. The problem lies in the successful prosecution of those responsible; often cautious felons who may, for instance, have camouflaged their activities behind nominee companies registered outside the UK which may also have made use of bank accounts maintained in countries placing a high premium on customer confidentiality.