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New Parliamentary review “will enhance response” to serious and organised crime

A new drive designed to crack down on all forms of serious and organised crime begins with the launch of a wide-ranging formal Government review that will look to identify ways of bolstering the response to threats such as county lines, people trafficking, drugs, child sexual...
Posted On 30 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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“Strong growth potential for packaging holography technologies” states Research and Data Report

A new report signals ‘strong growth potential’ for packaging holography technologies. That’s the view of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), which has commented on the latest intelligence published by Research and Data. This predicts that the global...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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An Innovative Approach for Defeating Cheque Fraud

In our first White Paper of 2019, entitled ‘Fighting Cheque Fraud in the 21st Century: Cheque Fraud Detection in the New Clearing Model’, it was explained that, while volumes have steadily fallen during the 21st Century, the cheque is now a modernised and very...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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New defensive controls prevent phone fraudsters spoofing HMRC numbers

New defensive controls deployed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have put an end to fraudsters spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers. Fraudsters have increasingly mimicked legitimate HMRC Helpline numbers (often beginning with 0300) in a...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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FCA issues warning on investment scams following £197 million reported losses in 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is warning investors to be vigilant concerning the threat posed by investment scammers, with the latest data from Action Fraud revealing over £197 million of reported losses in 2018. Victims were scammed out of over £29,000 on average last...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019
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Iconic British brand BAE Systems extends partnership with Zurich UK to fight fraud

BAE Systems has secured an extension to its eight-year partnership with Zurich UK, the UK subsidiary of the global insurance group. From this month, BAE Systems will provide Zurich UK with its NetReveal Property & Casualty Fraud solution for deployment across multiple...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
Steven Wilson and Maria Vello sign the Memorandum of Understanding at Europol's headquarters
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Europol’s EC3 and Cyber Defence Alliance step up co-operation in fight against fraudsters

On Thursday 27 September, representatives of Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cyber Defence Alliance Limited (CDA), a group of British-based banks and law enforcement agencies which work together to share intelligence...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
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HMRC saves members of general public over £2.4 million by stopping fraudsters

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has saved the public over £2.4 million by taking down websites that trick people into calling premium rate phone numbers for services that HMRC actually provides for free. Fraudsters had been creating replica versions of HMRC’s...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018
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HMRC halts “thousands” of scam text messages as part of ongoing fight against fraud

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has prevented thousands of taxpayers from receiving scam text messages, with 90% of the most convincing texts now halted before they reach their phones. The milestone comes during ‘Take Five To Stop Fraud Week’, with the...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018
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