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Reports and Trends

Cifas reports and data give unique insight into the growing threat of fraud and financial crime, helping your organisation to develop effective counter strategies. They provide the perspectives and expertise you need to better understand the latest developments in the fraud and financial crime landscape.

Is it okay to commit fraud?

First party fraud has long been a problem throughout the UK – and it continues to rise. According to the latest data commissioned by Cifas, 1 in 8 (12%) UK people admit to committing fraudulent conduct in the last 12 months. That figure has consistently increased since 2022 (10%) and 2021 (8%). 

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Wolves of the Internet: Where do fraudsters hunt for data online?

Where do fraudsters hunt for data online? Read our new report in collaboration with Forensic Pathways looking at how criminals access personal data, with recommendations on how to stop them.

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 Fraudscape 2023

 Fraudscape 2023 finds organisations recorded over 409,000 instances of fraudulent conduct in 2022.

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Who are the victims of identity fraud?

In a joint report with LexisNexis, we assess the characteristics of impersonation to identify those most at risk. The report highlights that 19% of identity fraud victims are company directors – one of the most at-risk groups for this type of crime.

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Young people's attitudes towards committing fraud

Cifas worked with BritainThinks to investigate the attitudes of 16-19-year-olds towards the idea of committing fraud.

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Read the quantitative survey findings