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The Changing Nature of Identity: What

Sandra Peaston, Assistant Director, Insight at Cifas, and author of our annual Fraudscape report, considers what your name means for your identity in 2017. Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 11 Apr 2017


Protecting Yourself from Ticket Fraud

Tim Mitchell from Get Safe Online looks at the growing problem of ticket fraud and advises on how best to approach buying tickets from unofficial sources. Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 04 Apr 2017


Media Streaming – Free Services That Could Prove Costly to Your Data

Free media streaming services such as Kodi are becoming increasingly popular, but many users aren't aware of the potential dangers they are exposed to. Read more

Category: Data Breach, Date: 29 Mar 2017


New Cifas Data Reveals Record Levels of Identity Fraud

New figures from Cifas reveal our members recorded the highest number of identity frauds in 2016 than ever before, making it the top fraud threat in the UK. Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 15 Mar 2017


Keeping Fraud and Cybercrime Prevention Simple

Cifas’ Deputy Chief Executive Mike Haley looks at two campaigns that are turning the sometimes ‘dry’ subject of online fraud into something impactful. Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 03 Mar 2017


Educating Young People on the Consequences of Fraud

The internet offers new ways for young people to “get around” the system, but many are unaware of the consequences, says Cifas’ chairman Lady Barbara Judge. Read more

Category: General, Date: 02 Mar 2017


Identity Fraud Rated Most Harmful in New Research

Identity fraud rated most harmful fraud in new research   Identity fraud has topped the list of the worst type of fraud in the UK today (2 February 2017) The list, published today and compiled by Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at Universit... Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 02 Feb 2017


Total fraud soars 55% to £1.1 billion in 2016

The value of alleged fraud reaching UK Courts broke the £1 billion barrier in 2016, due to a resurgence in 'super cases', cases where the value of alleged fraud is £50 million or more. This is the first time since 2011 that alleged los... Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 24 Jan 2017


Crime Survey reveals 3% increase in fraud and cybercrime

This week the Crime Survey for England and Wales revealed that there were an estimated 3.6 million cases of fraud and two million computer misuse offences in 12 months in its annual report.  This is a 3% increase from the previous year’s figure... Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 19 Jan 2017


Cifas Welcomes Anti-Corruption Report

This month the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Anti-Corruption published its report on how UK businesses can be better supported to manage corruption risks in high growth markets (http://www.anticorruptionappg.org/reaching-export-2020-with-integri... Read more

Category: General, Date: 15 Dec 2016


A mule’s life is a fool’s life – don’t get involved

With Christmas almost upon us, Cifas is warning young people, in particular students, to be wary of anyone approaching them in the student union or elsewhere with promises of cash for the use of their bank account. Figures released today (8 December) s... Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 08 Dec 2016


Property fraud: Prevention is better than the cure

This week, the Land Registry announced that over 50,000 people have signed up to its Property Alert service. Counter Fraud Senior Executive Lynne Feddon from the Land Registry tells us more about property fraud and how homeowners can protect themselves.... Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 06 Dec 2016


Portsmouth University report highlights role of fraud prevention databases

The Portsmouth Centre for Criminal Justice Studies has today published a report highlighting the sheer scale of fraud in the UK.  It finds that fewer than two per cent of people who are caught committing fraud are dealt with by the criminal justice s... Read more

Category: General, Date: 16 Nov 2016


National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 - 2021

This week the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, launched the Government’s new Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021.  This strategy sets out Government plans to make the UK more secure in the cyber sphere and confirms the pledge that the... Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 01 Nov 2016


Take Five and stop fraud: new campaign

Today FFA UK, UK banks, Cifas, City of London Police and partner organisations launch Take Five, a national campaign to combat financial fraud.   Take Five gives consumers and businesses straightforward advice to put them back in control w... Read more

Category: General, Date: 18 Sep 2016


Employee Fraudscape 2016 Out Now

Those of you who attended our Future Crimes Conference in June will have already had a sneak preview of this year’s Employee Fraudscape. For those that missed out...the wait is over, and a copy is now available on the Cifas website. Employee Frau... Read more

Category: General, Date: 18 Aug 2016


Expert Blog Series: Money and Mental Health Policy Institute

In the last of our Expert Blog series on industry and vulnerable people, Polly Mackenzie, Director of Money and Mental Health, a charity conducting research and policy development talks about the link between mental health conditions and financial difficu... Read more

Category: General, Date: 11 Aug 2016


London Counter Fraud Hub launched to tackle fraudsters in the Capital

It was announced today that CIPFA have been awarded the contract to run the London Counter Fraud Hub.   The London Counter Fraud Hub is a partnership between all London boroughs to better target fraudsters who attempt to con councils out of mil... Read more

Category: General, Date: 09 Aug 2016


ONS estimates reveal fraud now the most prevalent crime

Thursday’s Office for National Statistics crime survey was a milestone for fraud reporting.   The figures showed that nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes took place in England and Wales last year – making these the most common... Read more

Category: General, Date: 24 Jul 2016


National Trading Standards Scams Team

In the fourth of our Expert Blog series on industry and vulnerable people, Louise Baxter, Manager of the National Trading Standards Scams Team talks about the growing threat of scams and her vision of how to tackle the problem.   Fighting scams a... Read more

Category: General, Date: 18 Jul 2016