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

PIPCU operation seizes over 2,000 suspected counterfeit items affecting 55 brands

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), which is run by the City of London Police, recently seized over 2,000 items – including clothing, shoes and handbags – in Manchester as part of its crackdown on counterfeit goods sellers on Facebook Marketplace....
Posted On 31 May 2018

Episodes of identity fraud soar to record levels in latest study conducted by Cifas

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has continued to rise at unprecedented levels during the first six months of 2017.  A record 89,000 identity frauds were recorded, which is up 5% from last year. Representing...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017

Equifax Survey: “Almost one third of Brits risk ID theft by sharing too much information online”

An online survey conducted by YouGov in conjunction with Equifax reveals a significant portion of social media users risk identity theft by giving fraudsters easy access to personal information. The survey finds that almost one third (30%) of British adults with a social media...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017

80% of shoppers demand transparency from online retailers after data breach incident

Online shoppers want retailers to be transparent and honest if they’ve suffered a security breach. That’s according to a new UK consumer survey commissioned by NTT Security, the global information security and risk management company. The research results, announced...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

“Customers ‘turning away’ from breached organisations” reports Thales e-Security

Huge fines have been imposed on some organisations following a data breach, but what’s the long-term impact of such an event? A study conducted by Thales e-Security has shown that the majority of people would reduce or eliminate their use of an organisation’s products or...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
Phillip Wood MBE

The Inherent Dangers of Seduction

The swift pace of life today coupled with the overriding requirement in the business world to remain in constant contact might open us up to being targeted by those who would steal our identities, money or other highly valued possessions. Phillip Wood outlines why, on occasion,...
Posted On 15 Apr 2016
The 'Not With My Name' Campaign is designed to tackle the scourge of identity theft

‘Not With My Name’ campaign targets growing threat of identity crime in the UK

Millions of people in the UK are failing to take basic steps like redirecting post or updating firewalls in order to protect their identities from criminals, a new survey has shown. Indeed, the survey results have been published just as the City of London Police and partner...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015

Cifas Fraudscape study shows 27% rise in identity fraud during first quarter of 2015

New data shows that identity fraud was the dominant fraud threat in the first quarter of 2015. 34,151 confirmed instances of identity fraud have been recorded by Cifas, the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, representing a 27% increase from the same period of the previous year...
Posted On 27 May 2015
The Cifas Protective Registration service is offered to those individuals whose details are at risk of being used on a fraudulent basis

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