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Cifas points to sharp increase in cases involving attempts to hide adverse credit

The latest research conducted by Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has revealed that the number of people failing to disclose a previous address in an attempt to hide their adverse credit rose by just over a quarter (26%) in 2019. Adverse credit refers to a poor...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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Cifas warns against falling victim to bogus HMRC tax refund and rebate scams

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, is warning UK taxpayers not to fall victim to fraudsters as the 31 January deadline for completing self-assessment tax returns fast approaches. Common techniques that fraudsters use to target taxpayers include e-mails and text...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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Fraud prevention service Cifas appoints Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer. Downing was previously assistant chief constable of Kent & Essex Police, where he oversaw serious, organised, economic and cyber crime as well as being the national...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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Detailed Cifas research reveals 96% spike in retail account takeover fraud

The latest research project conducted by Cifas shows that there was an overall increase in online fraudulent conduct of 9% in the first nine months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year. The majority of online fraudulent conduct was made up of identity fraud,...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Latest Cifas research unearths sharp rise in employment application fraud

Research conducted by Cifas has revealed a sharp rise in employment application fraud by middle-aged jobseekers. The research, released as part of the organisation’s ‘Faces of Fraud’ campaign, shows that there was an overall increase in application fraud across...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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Cifas strengthens fraud expertise with appointment of Advisory Board member

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Ashley Hart as an Advisory Board member. Cifas’ Advisory Board has delegated responsibility from the Board to monitor the operational effectiveness of the organisation, as well as understand and represent the...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019
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Latest Cifas research reveals “sharp rise” in middle-aged money mules

The latest research carried out by Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has revealed a sharp rise in those over the age over 40 acting as ‘money mules’. Money muling occurs when an individual receives money into their bank account and transfers it elsewhere, often...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019
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Finalists announced for inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards

The finalists in the inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) have been announced. Recognising the valuable contribution in tackling all areas of economic crime, the TECAs showcase the very best companies, individuals and initiatives that the sector has to offer and...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019
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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