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  • 23 Jun 2019 9:30 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has release its annual Fraudscape report, which paints an alarming picture of fraud in the UK.

    https://www.mortgagefinancegazette.com/market-news/fraud/worrying-upward-trend-fraud-annual-rise-6-18-06-2019/


  • 23 Jun 2019 8:47 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A fraud prevention database has warned of an "inexorable" rise in fraudulent activity across the UK, saying young and elderly victims were being increasingly targeted.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/your-industry/2019/06/18/fraud-activity-rising-inexorably/


  • 16 Jun 2019 9:13 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    MORE than 400,000 Scots – approaching a tenth of the population – have fallen victim to a financial scam at some point in their lives, according to new research.

    https://www.thenational.scot/news/17705196.tenth-of-scots-hit-by-scams-but-80-confident-in-spotting-fraud/?ref=twtrec


  • 27 May 2019 8:41 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Reported fraud cases related to financial investments rose 74 per cent to 6,890 last year, up from 3,950 in 2017.

    http://www.cityam.com/276807/financial-investment-fraud-cases-jumped-74-per-cent-2018

  • 20 May 2019 10:42 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) recorded a 40% rise in fraud and scam complaints during the 2018-19 financial year, while complaints about payday lenders soared by a staggering 130%.

    https://www.yourmoney.com/saving-banking/fraud-and-scam-complaints-soar-by-40/

  • 30 Apr 2019 8:43 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Alongside concerns over high-harm offences, the data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals a significant rise in the number of frauds committed – the most common offence suffered by victims.

    https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/crime-statistics-high-harm-and-fraud-offences-growing-fastest/


  • 08 Apr 2019 6:48 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A new incident of financial fraud was reported every 15 seconds in the UK last year, according to data from Experian.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/your-industry/2019/04/02/fraud-reported-every-15-seconds/


  • 31 Mar 2019 10:27 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    UK businesses transferred £93 million into the accounts of criminals who were posing as legitimate payees last year, latest figures have revealed.

    https://www.assetfinanceinternational.com/index.php/legal/legal-general/legal-general/18138-businesses-warned-to-raise-awareness-to-fight-growing-threat-of-financial-fraud

  • 24 Mar 2019 10:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The finance industry stopped £2 in every £3 of attempted unauthorised fraud last year, but fraudsters still managed to steal £1.2bn from victims.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/your-industry/2019/03/21/fraudsters-steal-1-2bn-from-victims/

  • 18 Mar 2019 12:12 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A survey by accountants BDO shows a stark drop in the value of reported frauds in 2018, from a high of GBP 2.1 billion in 2017. Greed, however, remains too good an opportunity to miss for many.

    https://www.cdr-news.com/categories/competition-and-business-crime/9210-fraud-survey-shows-significant-fall-in-value-following-15-year-peak

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