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“Time for police to choose how to tackle fraud” asserts detailed HMICFRS report

Most victims of fraud are not receiving the level of service they deserve, a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has confirmed. Entitled ‘Fraud: Time to Choose’, the document makes clear the choice that needs to be made....
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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Europol hosts joint meeting of EC3 Advisory Groups in bid to combat phishing threat

On 26-27 March, Europol hosted a joint meeting of the EC3 Advisory Groups on Financial Services, Internet Security and Communication Providers, gathering 70 industry representatives to discuss the cyber threat of phishing. Over the course of the two days, global financial...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
Aziz Rahman
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The Money Laundering Implications of Brexit

Among the political turmoil realised by Brexit and the UK’s future relationship with Europe, the issue of money laundering seems to have been overlooked. That would be a big mistake, writes Aziz Rahman. There can be no conclusive estimates of the scale of money laundering in...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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Law enforcement agencies across EU prepare for major cross-border cyber attacks

The possibility of a large-scale cyber attack having serious repercussions in the physical world and crippling an entire sector or society is no longer unthinkable. To prepare for major cross-border cyber attacks, an EU Law Enforcement Emergency Response Protocol has now been...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Chris Bostock joins risk advisory specialist Deloitte as financial crime practice director

Risk advisory business Deloitte has appointed Chris Bostock as a director within the company’s financial crime practice. With over 15 years’ experience, Bostock joins from the economic crime team at the National Crime Agency (NCA) where he was the threat lead for money...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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New unit “ready to help UK police co-operate with EU” in event of no-deal Brexit

The International Crime Co-ordination Centre (ICCC) will assist UK police officers to use alternative mechanisms to share and access information about criminals and co-operate on operations if current EU law enforcement tools are lost due to a no-deal Brexit. The ICCC is now...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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Information Commissioner’s Office hails success of “innovative projects” on Data Protection Day 2019

Innovative data protection projects funded by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are making a real difference to public trust and confidence in privacy issues. The projects were the first to receive money as part of the ICO’s grants programme, which facilitates...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Joint SEROCU-Hessen State Police operation targets ten million Euro IOTA cryptocurrency theft

Working in a joint operation with the Hessen State Police in Germany, the National Crime Agency and Europol, officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have arrested a 36 year-old male on suspicion of fraud, theft and money laundering. The man was...
Posted On 24 Jan 2019
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Home Affairs Committee points to “serious risk of security downgrade” if Prime Minister’s Brexit deal wins Parliamentary vote

In its detailed report on Home Office preparations for Brexit, the Home Affairs Select Committee has warned that the political declaration agreed by the UK and the EU is seriously lacking in detail on security, customs and border arrangements and that there’s a real danger...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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EU-wide law enforcement action taken against buyers of counterfeit cash on Darknet

All over Europe, law enforcement agencies have performed actions against suspects who bought counterfeit Euro banknotes on illegal platforms on the Darknet. These actions, which have been co-ordinated by Europol, started on 19 November. The majority of the interventions took...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018