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  • 17 Jan 2022 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The COVID-19 pandemic saw a rise in identity theft as phishing emails and unsolicited robocalls increased in frequency. The theft of social security numbers resulted in higher numbers of false claims being made, while lockdown periods saw a rise in marketing scams and changed shopping habits, resulting in more people shopping online and falling victim to card fraud via digital payment methods.

  • 04 Jan 2022 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Around one in 13 (8%) people admit they have been involved in fraudulent conduct in the past year – including around one in seven (15%) 16 to 34-year-olds.

  • 04 Jan 2022 10:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A Stratford benefits cheat has been used as an example of why the government has announced a £510million pot of money to crackdown on fraudsters.

  • 04 Jan 2022 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Around one in 13 (8%) people admit they have been involved in fraudulent conduct in the past year – including around one in seven (15%) 16 to 34-year-olds.

  • 06 Dec 2021 11:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Banks may struggle to detect fraud and comply with sanctions regulations, risking heavy fines and losses, due to a sudden inability to track thousands of vessels in Chinese waters over the last month.

  • 06 Dec 2021 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Andrew Herring tells HRNews about investigating serious fraud and the importance of acting swiftly

  • 29 Nov 2021 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As we approach Black Friday and Cyber Monday, chartered accountants should take a moment to consider whether the offers they are seeing are really a good deal or whether they could be a scam.

  • 22 Nov 2021 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Since the beginning of March 2020, when the world moved to multiple lockdowns and restricted activity as a result of the ongoing pandemic, it’s been clear that there has been a real shift in how we transact. It’s a subject I’ve covered in previous blogs, but as we come to the end of 2021, and payment data continues to be published for 2020, we are starting to see also the impact on fraud levels.

  • 15 Nov 2021 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Online payments have become increasingly popular in today’s world. Most importantly, with the onset of the pandemic, more and more people are choosing online payment options as they avoid the hazards of touching, often give amazing discounts and are very feasible with online shopping. So, an online payment is basically an electronic exchange of money which the buyer has to give to the seller while purchasing a good or a service. There are various ways to pay online but irrespective of the method, an allied bank account is mandatory. This bank account must have net-banking facilities. So, via this you can simply transfer money from your account to the seller’s bank account. The most common methods used in online payment are credit and debit cards. However, there are quite a few other options like direct bank transfers, a variety of e-wallets like PayPal and amazon pay, bitcoins and so on.

  • 08 Nov 2021 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    COVID-19 has led to increased challenges with ensuring a consistent customer experience, but more than that it’s highlighted that new digital channels are making combatting ever changing “scams” harder to detect and manage. The rise in online scams that banks are grappling with is part of a much bigger challenge spanning risk, governance and compliance, and how companies will manage these issues in the future. This is further complicated by the fact that, in many cases, the customer may have been unwittingly complicit, leaving the bank to take the hit and the blame.

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