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Mark Courtney joins fraud prevention service Cifas in chief product officer’s role

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Mark Courtney as chief product officer. Courtney boasts a wealth of expertise in fraud, identity verification and identity assurance having worked globally across multiple sectors in the space. In his role at Cifas,...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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WPI Economics and Cifas report tackles scourge of first-party consumer fraud

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released a report prepared in conjunction with WPI Economics showing that one-in-seven (14%) British adults have committed one or more types of consumer fraud, while two-in-three (66%) know someone who has done so. There are...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
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Fraud continues ‘inexorable’ rise in UK plc as new annual figures show 6% increase

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has painted an alarming picture of fraud in the UK with the release of Fraudscape, the annual publication of the organisation’s data that identifies and analyses the country’s fraud trends based on 323,660 cases of fraudulent...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Cifas members report 27% rise in false insurance claims across past 12 months

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing a marked increase in the number of individuals committing insurance fraud with false claims. Between 2017 and 2018, there has been a nationwide increase of 27% in fraudulent insurance claims. The new...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Tackling Economic Crime Awards launched to honour security and law enforcement professionals

Economic crime has a significant impact on the UK;s economy, with – according to the Office for National Statistics – an estimated 3.24 million fraud offences taking place in the year ending March 2018. Organised by the World Excellence Awards team who also run the...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
Mike Haley: CEO at Cifas
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Cifas data reveals alarming 24% rise in under-21s falling victim to identity fraud

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released startling figures showing a marked increase in the number of young people falling victim to identity fraud. The new figures reveal that Cifas members identified a 24% increase in cases of under-21-year-olds falling...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018
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Latest Cifas statistics chart drop in identity fraud for first time since 2014

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has fallen for the first time since 2014. Cifas members recorded 84,463 cases in the first six months of the year, representing a 5% drop compared to the same period in 2017...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Joint Cifas-Forensic Pathways report reveals where personal data is compromised online

A collaborative report issued by Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, and Forensic Pathways (an internationally recognised organisation operating at the forefront of digital forensics) highlights that, alongside The Dark Web, The Surface Web plays an integral role in the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Record levels of ID fraud unearthed by Cifas in Fraudscape report for 2017

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has released a new report identifying and detailing the fraud trends from over 300,000 cases of fraudulent conduct recorded in 2017. The data, which emanates from 306 organisations (including many major UK brands), underpins one of the...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018
Mike Haley: CEO at Cifas
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Mike Haley selected to become next CEO of Cifas as Simon Dukes heads for PSNC

The Board of Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention agency, has announced the selection of Mike Haley as the new CEO for the organisation when current chief executive Simon Dukes steps down in April. Haley has over 30 years’ experience of tackling and preventing fraud across the...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018