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Britain’s ‘gig economy’ “could be key driver” for new wave of internal dishonesty in retail sector

Britain’s ‘gig economy’ could be one of the key drivers for a new wave of internal dishonesty in the retail sector as financial pressures and the perceived low risk of being caught act as tell-tale ‘trigger points’ for staff theft. That’s according to research...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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Shred-it/Ipsos Study: “British consumers still fear online banking despite ‘rigorous’ security checks”

British consumers remain most fearful about banking online and information security as a factor in deciding which bank to use. That’s according to new data released in Shred-it’s eighth annual State of the Industry Report. When asked about security concerns relating...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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“World-class” fraud and cyber crime court approved for London’s Fleetbank House site

A new flagship court specifically designed to tackle cyber crime, fraud and economic crime will reinforce the UK’s reputation as a world-leading legal centre. Developed in partnership with the City of London Corporation and the Judiciary, the cutting-edge, purpose-built court,...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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Door supervisor faces two years behind bars following SIA prosecution for fraud

On Thursday 5 July at Liverpool Crown Court, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) successfully prosecuted Jack Clegg Walsh for working without an SIA licence. Walsh was jailed for two years for providing fraudulent documents to obtain employment in the security industry, thus...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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City of London Police reports £28 million lost by victims of cyber crime in past six months

The City of London Police, the national lead force for fraud which runs Action Fraud (the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre), has revealed that cyber crime victims lost £28 million between October 2017 and March 2018. These latest cyber statistics are based on the...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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Major data breach at Ticketmaster sparks fear of ID theft among UK customer base

A raft of UK customers signed up with concert and sporting events ticketing outlet Ticketmaster have been warned that they could now be at risk of fraud or episodes of identity theft after the global organisation revealed a major data breach that has potentially affected tens of...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
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“50% of European merchants willing to face risk of fraud for more sales” states Ovum study

One in every four (ie 26%) of European merchants in the retail, travel and hospitality and digital goods sectors has experienced data theft and the majority (61%) believe they are at greater risk of a data security breach today than they were a year ago. That’s according to...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
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Europol raids at European airports result in 140-plus arrests in fight against fraud

Europol has co-ordinated raids at European airports, targeting criminals trying to travel using fraudulently bought tickets. As the peak summer holiday time approaches, over 141 individuals were arrested last week in the latest law enforcement swoop which took place at over 226...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
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Banking Protocol’s introduction prevents £25 million in fraud and leads to 197 arrests

Figures published by UK Finance have revealed that £24.7 million of fraud has been prevented and 197 arrests made thanks to the introduction of the Banking Protocol, a ground-breaking scheme aimed at identifying and protecting potential fraud victims when they visit a bank or...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Terrorism arrests rise by 17% in past year according to latest Government statistics

The number of arrests being made by counter-terrorism officers in the UK has risen by 17% in the past year. The arrest figures released by the Home Office, which cover the year up to the end of March 2018, reflect the sustained increase in pace of activity by police services...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018