City of London Police authors inaugural book entitled ‘The Investigation of Fraud and Economic Crime’

The City of London Police, the lead force for fraud, has authored a ‘How To’ book on countering fraud and economic crime which is now available to purchase. The book is specifically aimed at economic crime practitioners. Published by Blackstone Publishing, the book...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017

“Identity fraud reaches record levels”: 173,000 cases reported to Cifas during 2016

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has hit the highest levels ever recorded. A record 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016, which is more than in any other previous year. Identity fraud now represents...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

National Crime Agency publishes analysis of serious and organised crime threats affecting UK

The National Crime Agency has just published its third annual public-facing analysis of the serious and organised crime threats presently affecting the UK. The National Strategic Assessment draws together knowledge from across the entire law enforcement community, i...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016

“Financial services sector needs to radically rethink crime protection and prevention” urges PwC

Despite significantly increasing its level of investment in compliance and being continuously under the scrutiny of regulators, the financial services sector has witnessed an increase in economic crime, in turn highlighting the truism that new thinking is needed to make...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016

“Banking malware accounts for 41% of recorded cyber attacks” warns Action Fraud

In a recent report run by Action Fraud and the City of London Police, it has been found that banking malware now accounts for over 40% of recorded malware infections* in the UK. Banking malware is a type of software used by cyber criminals to target online bank account...
Posted On 24 May 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM

Metropolitan Police Service moves to clarify Commissioner’s statement on victims of fraud

Following on from a detailed article published in The Times on Thursday 24 March, the Metropolitan Police Service has stated that it’s wrong for anyone to interpret Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s comments, which were made as part of a wide-ranging interview on...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016

Double-digit rise in crime against UK corporates as cyber becomes fastest-growing form of economic infraction

The UK has seen a double-digit rise in economic crime against corporates in the last two years, with 55% of organisations affected. This represents an increase of 11 percentage points since 2014, significantly outstripping the level in countries such as the US (38%) and China...
Posted On 29 Feb 2016
The Urban Fraud Myths campaign runs for the next two working weeks

Action Fraud and City of London Police launch Urban Fraud Myths campaign

Action Fraud and the City of London Police have launched a new ‘Urban Fraud Myths’ campaign which aims to debunk common misconceptions that leave people vulnerable to fraud. For the next 13 working days, the campaign will identify common fraud myths and let people know the...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015
The National Crime Agency has published its second public-facing analysis of the serious and organised crime threats affecting the UK

Latest in-depth analysis of UK crime threats published by the NCA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has just published its second public-facing analysis of the serious and organised crime threats presently affecting the UK. The National Strategic Assessment (NSA), which is produced on an annual basis, draws together knowledge from across the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015
Don Randall MBE

Don Randall MBE joins Pilgrims Group in specialist senior strategic advisor role

Don Randall MBE, former head of security and Chief Information Security Officer at the Bank of England, has joined global security and risk management specialist Pilgrims Group as the company’s senior advisor. An internationally renowned figure in the fields of security,...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015