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“Criminals steal £500 million through fraud and scams in first half of 2018” reports UK Finance

New data from UK Finance shows that a total of £503.4 million was stolen by criminals through authorised and unauthorised fraud in the first six months of 2018. During the same period, the finance industry prevented £705.7 million of unauthorised fraud. That’s equivalent to...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Defeating The Criminals: Best Practice in Retail Security and Loss Prevention

Second only to the products that it’s selling, arguably the most important aspect of any retailer’s business are the loss prevention measures it has in place. Without such measures, asserts Evgenia Ostrovskaya, a retailer has little to no chance of surviving – and...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018
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NatWest to pilot UK’s first intelligent cash management system with automated account crediting

NatWest and G4S are working in tandem to pilot the UK’s first intelligent cash management solution for businesses later this year. This innovative and secure cash solution enables businesses to benefit from automated account crediting of cash transactions without having to...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018
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Security officer who committed identity theft and fraud jailed for five months

On Thursday 6 September at Woolwich Crown Court, Kazeem Oladimeji of Bromley pleaded guilty to an offence under the Fraud Act 2006 of fraud by false representation while working in the security industry. Oladimeji was jailed for five months and fined £115 for gaining employment...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
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Door supervisor who stole identity to apply for SIA licence given suspended sentence for fraud

On Monday 3 September at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Moses Oshunkoya was sentenced for fraud, having pleaded guilty on 20 August after using a stolen identity to apply for a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Oshunkoya had used a stolen identity to apply for a door...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Central Government’s NFI saves £300 million in two years by preventing fraud and error

The Government’s National Fraud Initiative (NFI) has saved over £300 million in taxpayers’ money over the last two years – the equivalent of the annual salary for 7,843 full-time teachers – by detecting and preventing fraud and error in the public sector. The announcement was...
Posted On 31 Aug 2018
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National Crime Agency awarded £8 million-plus in fight to tackle serious and organised crime

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been awarded more than £8 million as part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime. As part of the Police Transformation Fund, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved up to £70 million in...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Criminal group sentenced to nearly 13 years behind bars for conspiracy to defraud NHS

Former NHS employee Royston Dyke and his co-conspirators Peter Potente, Graham Fallows and Vince Smith were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on 24 May this year for conspiracy to defraud. Dyke, 49, was employed by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the role of...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Latest Cifas statistics chart drop in identity fraud for first time since 2014

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has fallen for the first time since 2014. Cifas members recorded 84,463 cases in the first six months of the year, representing a 5% drop compared to the same period in 2017...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Wesleyan’s head of security Barrie Millett to lead on new CSSC regional safety initiative

A popular safety and security information sharing service is now set for launch in the West Midlands. The Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) scheme is a national initiative designed to promote greater links between the police, Government organisations and...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018