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  • 04 Feb 2018 4:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Shows a growth overall in the amount of fraud that has been detected and prevented. This shows the commitment we are making as an industry to better protect ourselves and our customers. The fraud landscape is interesting, and the analysis shows we are starting to swing back to First Party fraud being the most dominant threat. When we look at where fraud occurs, we see pretty much what you expect: urban centres light up. London, the East End, North and South continue to be the hot spot of the UK both for First, and Third Party fraud.

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  • 18 Jan 2018 9:19 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Whistleblowing continues to make the headlines and the role of the whistle blower has become ever more prominent in recent times. Almost 40 per cent of all detected occupational fraud cases are identified by whistle blowers.  And when businesses uncover wrongdoing within their organisation, it is usually an employee who raised the first red flag. There are risks associated with any whistleblowing system (particularly one that allows anonymous reporting), the main risk being that employees might abuse the system and make false reports. These risks are, however, materially outweighed by the clear interest businesses have in ensuring that the right whistleblowing framework and culture is in place to encourage employees to speak up without fear of retaliation.

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  • 17 Jan 2018 4:53 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In the year to September 2016 there were an estimated 1.9 million incidents of cyber related fraud in England and Wales. The true cost of online fraud is unknown, but is likely to be billions of pounds a year. The Home Office (the Department) is responsible for preventing and reducing crime, including online fraud. Many other bodies also play a role, including the police, banks and Action Fraud (which is run by the City of London Police). In 2016 the Department set up the Joint Fraud Taskforce to improve collaboration between all bodies in tackling online fraud.

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