fraud

What is ‘Friday Fraud’ – and how does it impact law fi...

Posted on Sep 08 2015 by
Recent press reports have highlighted a problem for lawyers and conveyancers – it’s been dubbed ‘Friday Fraud’. It involves fraudsters using various methods to get the information they need to raid a firm’s accounts or...

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Dramatic increase in current account fraud...

Posted on Aug 18 2015 by
There has been a huge surge in large-scale targeted fraud attacks during Q2-2015.  Current accounts saw the rate of fraudulent applications soar from 81 in every 10,000 during Q1 2015, to 151 in every 10,000 applications by the...

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Why dusting off dormant accounts is vital to safeguarding sa...

Posted on Aug 17 2015 by
Savers are being urged to complete a quick ID check with their bank, to ensure they continue to enjoy the protection offered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). It's a simple and straightforward process that...

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Guest post: 5 ways to protect against online fraud from Fran...

Posted on Jul 22 2015 by
What took time, patience, unusual equipment and certain skills years ago can be accomplished in a matter of minutes online today. Technology and the internet have enabled the growth and prevalence of online fraud. For today’s...

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Is this the Tipping Point for banks?...

Posted on Jul 16 2015 by
Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell pretty much nailed it when he wrote in The Tipping Point to explain how an idea, product, message or behaviour develops into a relentless trend. He defined it as: “That magic moment when an...

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New industry body will highlight the cost of fraud in the UK...

Posted on Jul 08 2015 by
A new industry body has been set up to highlight the cost of fraud to UK businesses, charities and the public. The UK Fraud Cost Measurement Committee will seek to revive and enhance the government’s previous Annual Fraud...

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Current accounts become number one fraud target...

Posted on Jul 02 2015 by
For the first time, current accounts have become the most targeted financial product by fraudsters. At least 89 in every 10,000 applications for a current account are being made by an imposter, according to our analysis. The...

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Plug into our interactive fraud data...

Posted on Jun 24 2015 by
Welcome to our fully interactive fraud analysis. It covers all the latest fraud statistics and insights, including how, who and where it’s taking place, alongwith an overview of new and emerging trends. Simply click the graphs...

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Why safeguarding against a data breach is worth every penny...

Posted on Jun 16 2015 by
Despite dramatic rises in the number of data breaches, most businesses think they are protected but as it turns out many are not, with one in three (34%) without even a data breach response plan in place. Our research shows...

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