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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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International Counter Fraud Data Analytics Conference set for March

The Cabinet Office will host a two-day conference focusing on the innovative use of data and data analytics in the fight against fraud. The event will take place in Manchester on 3 and 4 March. Manchester provides a fitting setting for the event as it was home to Alan Turing, a...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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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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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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‘KYC’ compliance costing banks €50 million per annum as financial sanctions soar

A typical European bank serving ten million customers could save up to €10 million annually and avoid growing fines by the regulator by implementing technology to improve the ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) processes. That’s according to new research from Mitek and Consult...
Posted On 03 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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38th International East-West Security Conference features “intensive” two days of presentations

The 38th International East-West Security Conference organised by Capricorn Conferences and Exhibitions was held on 5-6 November at the Hotel West End on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Delegates representing private and public sector organisations from the Russian Federation...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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