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Company directors at greater risk of identity fraud

Lady Barbara Judge looks at why company directors are being targeted by fraudsters, and how they can protect themselves from becoming victims of identity fraud. Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 15 Jun 2017


Full visibility: The most effective way to tackle internal fraud

Full and continuous visibility, argues Simon Darr of ObserveIT, is the most effective way to prevent, detect and investigate internal fraud. Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 12 Jun 2017


Managing fraud in a digital world

We enjoy the ease that life online brings, but, Andrew Rogoyski argues, we are now paying for it through increased insecurity and the rising need to counter it. Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 08 Jun 2017


How legacy and multiple systems create barriers to effective fraud prevention

Our partners TruNarrative look at how organisations' reluctance to update old technology systems is impacting their ability to detect fraud. Read more

Category: Guest blog, Date: 01 Jun 2017


Three measures the next Government should take in tackling fraud

As the party manifestos are launched in the run-up to the general election, Simon Dukes highlights the measures the new Government needs to take to tackle fraud. Read more

Category: Policy and Public Affairs, Date: 31 May 2017


Ransomware protection: Keeping your business safe online

The WannaCry ransomware cyber attack caused problems for organisations across the UK. Find out how to protect your business in the aftermath of such an attack. Read more

Category: Data Breach, Date: 26 May 2017


The changing nature of identity: Is biometrics the way forward?

Biometric authentication seems like the perfect way to prevent financial crime. We look at why it's a step in the right direction, but still has some way to go. Read more

Category: General, Date: 24 May 2017


Why financial crime teams should hold their competitors close

Cifas' CEO Simon Dukes looks at why collaborating with your competitors is such an effective way to tackle the threat of fraud and financial crime. Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 15 May 2017


Facility takeover fraud – telephone is the channel of choice

In an extract from our report Fraudscape, Cifas' data expert Sandra Peaston looks at the growth of facility takeover fraud in 2016. Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 10 May 2017


Booking and paying for holidays online with confidence

Holiday planners are prime targets for fraudsters on the Internet. Find out how you can book your holiday online as safely as visiting a local travel agent. Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 04 May 2017


The changing nature of identity: Identification and authentication

What’s the difference between identification and authentication? We look at the different processes organisations use to confirm your identity. Read more

Category: Anti Fraud Advice, Date: 02 May 2017


The changing nature of identity: What's in a name?

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