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  • 11 Jul 2013 12:26 AM | Deleted user

    Fraud cases totalling over £0.5bn were recorded in the first half of 2013, up over a quarter on the previous year, according to KPMG’s latest ‘Fraud barometer’. 


  • 11 Jul 2013 12:25 AM | Deleted user

    Fraud cases up 38% to over £0.5bn. KPMG reports a 38% increase in fraud cases in the first half of 2013, totalling over £0.5bn, over a quarter on the previous year figure of £374m for H1 2012. The average value of each case has jumped from £2.8m to £3.5m. 


  • 11 Jul 2013 12:24 AM | Deleted user

    Among the scams small investors fell for were boiler rooms, oil trading, wine clubs and property investments which really are too good to be true. 


  • 05 Jul 2013 12:28 AM | Deleted user

    The levels of fraud committed in Scotland during the first six months of this year have risen by more than 60% compared with the same period in 2012, according to a new report.


  • 05 Jul 2013 12:28 AM | Deleted user

    Sara Smith, of KPMG’s Newcastle Forensic practice, says: “While the back end of last year saw a resurgence of traditional con-artistry, this year has seen fraud cases turn a darker corner with professional criminals acting across borders, defrauding largely governments and financial institutions.


  • 14 May 2013 12:29 AM | Deleted user

    In the year ending December 2012, the police recorded 136,141 fraud and forgery offences. This is a decrease from the 142,715 offences recorded in the year ending December 2011, although this should be seen in the context of the move towards the central recording of fraud offences, some of which now appear in figures supplied by the NFIB rather than from forces.


  • 28 Mar 2013 12:30 AM | Deleted user

    The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has just published its first European Fraud Update for 2013. 


  • 26 Feb 2013 12:31 AM | Deleted user

    end of 2011 and May this year, according to accountancy firm BDO. While £920m was reported during the same period last year, just £424m was reported this year, driven largely by a 55 per cent fall in the average value of a fraudulent case. BDO suggests that firms are underreporting due to fears of the damage fraud cases will do to their reputation. 


  • 11 Feb 2013 12:32 AM | Deleted user

    Five things that are going to top the list when bringing the fraud monitoring system up-to-speed.


  • 30 Jan 2013 12:33 AM | Deleted user

    Businesses across England and Wales were victimised by an estimated 9.2 million crimes in one 12-month period – equating to 13 incidents per business surveyed. The figures are from the first Commercial Victimisation survey by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), which surveyed four main industry sectors – manufacturing, retail/wholesale, transport/storage, and accommodation/food. 



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