Thanks to support from Europol and Eurojust, a criminal gang responsible for defrauding EU Member States of around EUR 150 million has been dismantled in a joint action targeting VAT fraud
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Major Europe-wide VAT fraud network dismantled with support from Europol and Eurojust

On Tuesday 3 March in a joint action targeting VAT fraud, law enforcement and prosecution authorities from Germany and the Netherlands – supported by Europol and Eurojust – dismantled a criminal gang responsible for defrauding EU Member States of around EUR 150...
Posted On 06 Mar 2015
The Cifas Protective Registration service is offered to those individuals whose details are at risk of being used on a fraudulent basis
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CIFAS: “Protective Registration Service now available seven days a week”

CIFAS – the UK’s fraud prevention organisation – has announced that a fraud prevention service designed to protect individuals from identity fraud will now operate at weekends as well as during the normal Monday-Friday working week. The CIFAS Protective Registration...
Posted On 23 Feb 2015
BDO's latest FraudTrack survey shows that the volume of fraud in the UK is now at its highest level for 12 years
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BDO UK FraudTrack report reveals highest volume of fraud for over a decade

The latest BDO FraudTrack report shows that the total value of fraud in 2014 was £720 million, representing a decrease of 31% from the previous year and the lowest value since FraudTrack started in 2003. However, the latest FraudTrack report – which examines all reported...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015
Peter Houlis: Managing Director of 2020 Vision Systems
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Why Professionalism is Paramount

The changing face of the discipline, an evolving modern threat landscape and rapid technological advancements in systems drive the need for moving security from being an industry sector towards a recognised business profession. Peter Houlis charts exactly why, after 40-plus years...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015
Europol is supporting the EU's Member States in fighting the scourge of card fraud
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Europol supports EU-funded project designed to combat payment card fraud

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has been supportive of an 18-month EU-funded project designed to fight payment card fraud. Initiated by UK authorities, the project has resulted in the arrest of 59 individuals, 32 prosecutions and 17 convictions as well as the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
The latest the Crime Survey for England and Wales published by the ONS covers the year to September 2014
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Criminality in England and Wales now at “lowest level since 1981” states Office for National Statistics

The latest Crime Survey for England and Wales issued by the Office for National Statistics for the year ending September 2014 shows that, for the offences covered, there were an estimated seven million incidents of criminality perpetrated against households and resident adults...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015
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City hedge fund manager convicted of multi-million pound fraud following SFO investigation

A former city hedge fund manager has been convicted following the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) investigation into the collapse of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Ltd. Ulf Magnus Michael Peterson, 51, a Swedish national of Otham, Kent was the founding director of Weavering...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015
The impact of theft on UK retailers has reached its highest level in a decade according to this year's BRC Retail Crime Survey 2014
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BRC Retail Crime Survey 2014: ‘Value of shop theft now tops £600 million’

The impact of theft on UK retailers has reached its highest level in a decade. According to the British Retail Consortium’s Retail Crime Survey 2014, published this morning, the average value of each in-store theft has increased by 36% to £241 per incident, helping to push...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015
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“If experiential retail is to save the High Street, security systems must evolve in tandem”

Over the past decade, thousands of column inches have been dedicated to writing the High Street’s epitaph, asserts James Somerville-Smith. The rise of online players like Amazon, eBay and Asos mean that, according to the Centre for Retail Research, online shopping sales in Europe...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015
Hitesh Patel: UK head of forensics at KPMG
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KPMG: ‘2015 at risk of becoming Year of the Fraudster as mobile payments increase’

With National Fraud Authority estimates suggesting that fraud costs the UK economy £30 billion each year, Hitesh Patel – KPMG’s UK head of forensics – predicts that 2015 will be a year in which the number and assortment of scams will go up, in tur...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014