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Statement on the launch of the Online Fraud Charter from Mike Haley, CEO of Cifas

1 December 2023

We welcome the launch of the government’s Online Fraud Charter, which along with the Online Safety Act 2023, forms part of an essential response to the scale of abuse of online platforms to facilitate fraud. Our own data, as published in our annual Fraudscape Report shows the extent of the problem – 86% of identity fraud and a high proportion of young money mule recruitment occurs through online channels.

The Charter commits signatories to sharing information and intelligence quickly to prevent and detect fraud and better protect consumers and businesses.

As the UK's leading fraud prevention service, managing the largest database of instances of fraudulent conduct in the country, we look forward to engaging with online platforms to bring them into our unique cross-sector community, which covers 700 organisations, including the banks and telcos. In line with this, we back the call from our partners at Which? to bring together data from big tech, banks, telcos and internet infrastructure providers to create an “impenetrable barrier to protect consumers from online organised crime.

Posted by: Cifas Press Team

Cifas achieves prestigious Investors in People gold accreditation 

12 December 2023

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has been awarded gold accreditation by Investors in People.


1 in 8 UK adults admit to committing fraud in the last 12 months

29 November 2023

A survey carried out by Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has revealed that 1 in 8 (12%) UK adults have committed one or more first party frauds in the last 12 months – an increase from 10% in 2022 and 8% the year before.

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