Midlands Fraud Forum

Member Login Member Area


2017 Publications

A collection of useful documents from various sources around the internet.

Search articles by keyword

  • 09 Jun 2017 10:19 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    FFA UK members take the threat of fraud extremely seriously and continuously invest in advanced detection and verification systems to protect customers, which stopped £6.40 in every £10 of attempted fraud last year. However, we know that criminals continue to attempt to circumvent these systems by targeting customers for their personal and security information. Impersonation and deception scams, as well as digital attacks, continue to be the primary factor behind financial fraud losses. That is why last year, Financial Fraud Action UK and its members, in collaboration with supporters in government and law enforcement, launched Take Five to Stop Fraud. The campaign seeks to put consumers and businesses back in control with straightforward advice to help prevent financial fraud

    Open publication

  • 09 Jun 2017 10:17 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Protecting customers from fraud is the top priority for the payments industry, and Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) is at the forefront of the effort. FFA UK has been advancing the way which industry responds to fraud. The Banking Protocol, a collaboration between banks and local police services managed by FFA UK, is one such innovation. The protocol stops frauds in which victims are tricked into going into their local branch to withdraw or transfer funds to pass on to fraudsters. The launch of Take Five last year was a major step and, working with government and other sectors, the this campaign is set to grow in 2017. There are great examples of organisations using the Take Five brand for their fraud prevention work

    Open Publication

  • 13 May 2017 4:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    With almost one in every two crimes a fraud or cybercrime there has never been a more urgent time for organisations to be alert to both the external and internal fraud threat. Through Cifas, their members contributed over 325,000 cases of fraud to the national picture: the highest number ever recorded to CIFAS databases – the National Fraud Database and the Internal Fraud Database. 2016, saw a 1.2% increase in overall fraud recorded to our databases. Identity fraud reached the highest levels ever recorded with almost 173,000 cases reported by CIFAS member organisations. Fraudsters continued to focus on online applications, with 88% of identity frauds being internet-enabled.

    Open publication

  • 12 May 2017 12:33 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    For the tenth time, the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) delves into the murky world of cybersecurity. It brings together the collective experience of 65 organizations to give you the full picture on cybercrime. 61% of the data breach victims in this year’s report are businesses with under 1,000 employees. 95% of phishing attacks that led to a breach were followed by some sort of software installation. While attackers are using new tactics and tricks, their overall strategies remain relatively unchanged. Understanding them is critical to knowing how to defend your organization from cyber-attacks

    Open publication

  • 26 Apr 2017 3:54 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    This report details the findings from a quantitative and qualitative survey with UK businesses on cyber security. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) commissioned the survey as part of the National Cyber Security Programme, following a previous comparable study by the Department published in 2016. It was carried out by Ipsos MORI, in partnership with the Institute for Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The 2017 survey again highlights that virtually all UK businesses covered by the survey are exposed to cyber security risks.

    Open publication

  • 18 Apr 2017 3:11 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (‘the 2017 Act’) creates powers for HM Treasury to impose monetary penalties for breaches of financial sanctions. The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) is the part of the Treasury that applies these powers. This guidance sets out what the powers are, how OFSI will use them, and your rights if it imposes a monetary penalty on you.

    Open publication

  • 13 Apr 2017 5:41 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    This report sets out the national themes that HMIC found in its 2016 inspection of police effectiveness. During this inspection, HMIC collected a modest amount of data relating to fraud, and during the course of the inspection came across a number of examples of force policy and practice designed to tackle it. HMIC also looked at the level of referrals from Action Fraud to each force and tested how individual forces then investigated these cases. HMIC found a very mixed picture with regard to fraud investigations.

    Open publication

  • 12 Apr 2017 9:26 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Working closely with BAE Systems and the UK's National Cyber Security Centre, PwC's cyber security practice has been involved in uncovering and disrupting what is thought to be one of the largest ever global cyber espionage campaigns. By publicly releasing this research, PwC UK and BAE Systems hope to facilitate broad awareness of the attack techniques used so that prevention and detection capabilities can be configured accordingly. It is also hoped that rapid progress can be made within the broader security community to further develop the understanding of the campaign techniques we outline, leading to additional public reports from peers across the security community.

    Open publication

  • 11 Apr 2017 11:17 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Internet is a major enabler for Organised Criminal Group (OCG) activity. Compared to making money from more traditional crimes, hacking individuals, SMEs and large organisations is a relatively low-cost, low-risk proposition for criminal groups - and there are many parts of the world where such activity is not actively prosecuted by the authorities. The cybercrime threat spans different contexts, and covers a wide range of online criminal activity, from scamming activity through to sophisticated attacks against financial institutions and other large organisations.


    Open publication

  • 07 Apr 2017 1:54 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Business conduct is under greater scrutiny than ever before. Significant public demand for businesses to be held to account through greater transparency and accountability is being led by the G20, the OECD and the World Bank. Companies need to go beyond minimum compliance requirements and develop programs motivating all of their employees to do the right thing, recognising and addressing potential disconnects between different generations. This includes establishing a training and awareness program encouraging employees with concerns over unethical conduct to come forward. This should be reinforced by an effective risk management process utilising technology and machine logic to identify and mitigate external threats.

    Open publication


Join the Network

Attend our conferences, master classes and events share knowledge and
best practices

Mailing List Signup

Non-members can find out about upcoming events
and masterclasses by
signing up here.

twitter   linkedin

Midlands Fraud Forum Ltd. Reg.No: 06436330
Copyright © March 2014
Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software