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There was a dramatic drop in the volume and value of fraud cases coming to courts in the Midlands in 2020, as measures introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure and postponement of many court operations.
The average value of items attempted to purchase by fraudsters rose to over $700 between October and November this year, marking a 70% year-on-year increase in comparison to the same period in 2019. That’s according to San Francisco based internet researcher Sift’s, Q4 2020 Digital Trust and Safety Index.
‘Three Wise Warnings’ for consumers to look out for this Christmas as fraudsters attempt to steal two-thirds of average gift spend.
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The evolving landscape of fraud is causing increased disruption to businesses. We asked questions around the types of fraud they had experienced, the impact it had and what they’d done to prevent it happening again.
More than half of Brits (56%) say they haven’t done anything to ward off potential scams, despite a third (66%) saying they believe COVID-19 has led to more opportunities for fraudsters.
Violent crime in Edinburgh fell by nearly 30 percent in the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic.
Research carried out by Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, shows that 80% of fraud prevention professionals believe businesses are unprepared for an expected surge in fraud as the Covid-19 crisis presents fraudsters with new opportunities.
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A series of papers focused on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for police agencies and other organisations with an interest in the topic.
Action Fraud received 166 reports of pension scams between 24 March 2020 and 25 September 2020, the government has revealed.
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