Fraud

A quick guide to spotting courier fraud - and knowing how you can protect yourself.

A quick guide to spotting courier fraud

New warnings have been circulating following the re-circulation of courier fraud this month. The popular scam shows people contacting you to grab your credit card details, including your PIN. How[Read More…]

by August 24, 2017 Alerts, Fraud, Latest, News, Top Stories
A new Companies House scam is circulating, putting your business at risk.

New Companies House scam circulating

Scammers are always trying new ways to get you to pay up. Whether they’re posing as a long-lost relative from Nigeria or have a seemingly desperate need to refund your[Read More…]

by July 24, 2017 Fraud, Latest, News, Top Stories
HSBC fails to help victim of theft, after defining the issue as a scam and not fraud.

HSBC fails to help victim of new scam

A customer of HSBC has been the latest victim of a sophisticated scam sweeping through the United Kingdom. Lesley Thompson, who runs a children’s nursery in North Yorkshire, fell victim[Read More…]

by July 11, 2017 Fraud, News
This Week in Security: Cyber crime is rising, why isn’t it a police priority?

This Week in Security: Cyber crime is rising, why isn’t it a police priority?

Our editors’ pick of the week’s top security news stories and alerts of key threats that could impact UK businesses and other organisations. In this week’s news: A drone causes[Read More…]

ID fraud at record levels, but why aren’t people protecting themselves?

ID fraud at record levels, but why aren’t people protecting themselves?

Identity fraud has been growing steadily over the past 10 years and it’s estimated that it has cost the UK 5.4 billion pounds, according to the 2016 Annual Fraud Indicator.[Read More…]

International Bitcoin exchange suffers major data breach

International Bitcoin exchange suffers major data breach

One of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has a customer reporting to have lost over $1 million due to an unconventional hack. 30,000 customer details were obtained by stealing one of[Read More…]

by July 7, 2017 Fraud, Latest, News, Software & Apps
Online fraud is costing billions, so why isn’t it a police priority?

Online fraud is costing billions, so why isn’t it a police priority?

Online fraud has become the most common crime in England and Wales, requiring an urgent response, according to the National Audit Office. In the year leading up to September 2016[Read More…]

Moving house? Be aware of home mover's fraud

Moving house? You may want to redirect your post

If you’re moving house anytime soon, you may want to continue reading. This week, Cifas has posted figures that show an increase in home mover fraud, rising 5.6% in the[Read More…]

by July 5, 2017 Fraud, Latest, News
Are we headed for a future without fakes?

Are we headed for a future without fakes?

Counterfeit products are a huge problem the world over, costing nearly $0.5 trillion US in lost revenue each year. In that time fake medicines alone cost the industry over $200[Read More…]

Thumbprint scanners could be replaced with physical keys.

Could plastic particles be the future of security?

The latest edition of Science Advances has unveiled a scientific breakthrough, surrounding plastic particles. Scientists have developed a way to produce microscopic physical mazes using a wrinkling-based self-organisation method, inspired by[Read More…]