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Fraudsters targeted in Project OTELLO national law enforcement campaign

The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) in collaboration with the City of London Police is spearheading a campaign targeting fraudsters responsible for duping members of the public and businesses out of billions of pounds. The campaign, named Project OTELLO, also involves...
Posted On 05 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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Fighting Fraud in the 2020s

Payment fraud prevention is an increasingly complicated and constantly evolving business. Issuers and merchants everywhere are being challenged by a growing variety of payment methods, which are fuelling the rise of ever-more sophisticated card fraud techniques, observes Sune...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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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
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