fraud

Three-month Council Tax fraud analysis recovers more than £...

Posted on Apr 18 2016 by
Arun District Council wanted a quick, straightforward and cost-effective solution to accurately gauge and verify the level of suspected discount fraud across its Council Tax database. The authority opted to bring its analysis...

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SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cost of p...

Posted on Apr 07 2016 by
Our third annual data breach preparedness study highlights a real lack of understanding among SMEs when it comes to quantifying the true cost of a data breach. Estimates fall critically short and would put the survival of many...

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A fifth of all ID fraud aimed at renters...

Posted on Mar 24 2016 by
Last year saw professional renters bear the biggest brunt of a surge in identity theft, with one out of five (20%) of all attempts aimed at young professionals living in rented accommodation. This group was also the key target...

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Over-50s vulnerable to pension scams...

Posted on Mar 18 2016 by
Less than two fifths of over-50s are wary about potential scams targeting newly freed pensions. As pre-retirement over-50s start to think about how they will take advantage of the new pension freedoms, they may be leaving...

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Which consumers are most at risk of ID theft?...

Posted on Mar 16 2016 by
Our Mosaic classification system reveals a host of insights into which demographic groups within society are most targeted by fraudsters. Unsurprisingly, the relatively cash-rich City Prosperity segment continues to be the...

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Spike in neighbourhood ID thefts blunted by smart fraud anal...

Posted on Mar 07 2016 by
Postcode analysis of just one stretch of road hit by a sudden spike in ID thefts and related frauds, highlighted more than 20 detected incidents at a handful of homes in a neighbourhood, near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. But...

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Keeping your cards close to your chest is crucial to fending...

Posted on Feb 29 2016 by
Card fraud is on the rise. In January 2015, the credit card fraud rate stood at 36 in every 10,000 applications, but increased rapidly during the course of the following 12 months. Right now it stands at around 50 in every...

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Spotting fraud at postcode level...

Posted on Feb 23 2016 by
ID theft continues to be a nationwide challenge affecting consumers from all parts of Britain. The inner-cities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow, continue to be particularly vulnerable. Isolated pockets of fraud...

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Aviva detected fraud on 2,200 new commercial motor policies ...

Posted on Feb 18 2016 by
Aviva detected policy fraud on almost 2,200 commercial motor policies in 2015, the leading insurer has revealed. The extent of front-end fraud in the commercial motor space comes as Aviva announces it is now screening all...

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