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Recent press releases

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22 January
2016

Cifas Chair steps down

Cifas has announced today that Ken Cherrett will be stepping down as Chair in September. Ken was appointed Chair when the Board was formed in 1991 and has overseen Cifas grow from a small credit industry fraud prevention organisation into the UK’s l... Read more

15 January
2016

Think Twice Before You Act

Over a quarter of victims of online crime have been scammed by phishing emails or phone calls Over three quarters of all reported phishing incidents happen via email 18th January, 2016 – LONDON This week, Get Safe Online in partnership... Read more

08 January
2016

Double danger for shoppers on Black Friday

The number of victims of identity fraud is up by 37 per cent, according to Cifas data published today. The new figures come just 48 hours before Black Friday, when shoppers are expected to spend more than £1 billion on online Christmas shopping*.... Read more

23 October
2015

Notified of a data breach? Hacked? How to protect yourself from fraud.

Notified of a data breach? Hacked? Sometimes the worst happens. Perhaps you’ve been notified by your mobile or broadband provider that they’ve been hacked and your data has been stolen? Or you left your wallet on the bus. Or you logged... Read more

15 October
2015

Cifas fraud data included in official crime statistics

Cifas’ confirmed fraud data is now included in latest Office of National Statistics’ England and Wales Crime Survey   The Office for National Statistics now includes fraud offences as recorded by Cifas and FFA UK in their latest En... Read more

14 October
2015

Cross-Sector Fraud Data Could Unlock Millions in Additional Insurance Savings

CROSS-SECTOR FRAUD DATA COULD UNLOCK MILLIONS IN ADDITIONAL INSURANCE SAVINGS Download the 2015 Fraud Report here   Complex, cross-sector nature of insurance fraud rings and chronology of frauds revealed in new report   Fraud... Read more

18 September
2015

Double danger for rugby fans

Commenting on recent reports of ticket fraud and the Rugby World Cup, Mike Haley, Deputy Chief Executive at fraud prevention expert Cifas, said: "Reports of ticket scams and suspect sites are concerning but sadly not surprising. Unfortunately ther... Read more

25 August
2015

Scam warning for small businesses

Fraud prevention experts Cifas and Action Fraud have warned small business to be on extra alert for fake invoices after figures revealed an alarming increase in scams in the first six months of the year. Reports of fake invoice scams targeting business... Read more

04 August
2015

Home movers at risk of identify theft

1 in 10 home movers are putting themselves at risk of ID fraud by leaving financial details on the doorstep   One of the largest studies of home movers in the UK reveals they are putting themselves at risk of ID Fraud by not redirecting t... Read more