Employee Fraudscape (2015 edition)

Read about the internal fraud trends, and analysis on insider fraud threats, from a range of expert contributors.

This year's report covers data, the psychology of the internal fraudster, degree fraud, case studies and more.

You can download a copy here.

Fraudscape: UK fraud trends

Using Member data from 2014, Cifas' annual report reveals and explores the main trends in fraud in the UK. Alongside incisive analysis and commentary, it makes decisive recommendations for effective fraud prevention now and in the future. 
 
Fraudscape is essential reading for anyone concerned with the scale of fraud in the UK today.

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Download the Fraudscape supplementary documents:

A mule's life is a fool's life

The term ‘money mule’ is most commonly used to describe an individual who allows their bank account to be used to facilitate the movement of criminal funds. The mule either knowingly helps, or is tricked, into moving money through their account and then to a third party, who is often located in another country. 
 
Acting as a mule, however, is illegal. And the law does not accept ignorance as a defence. This guide is designed to explain the dangers and warning signs.

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Do you know what you’re revealing on social media?

Just a single piece of personal information, such as your date of birth, can be used to commit fraud in your name. So imagine what a fraudster can do with a lot of personal information: hack your emails, empty your bank account, impersonate someone close to you, even steal your entire identity. Being a victim of fraud can cause you a lot of inconvenience and distress, and - in some cases - even put you in personal danger.

Printed copies of this leaflet are available on request.

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Advice for graduates on job application fraud: Don't finish your career before it starts

In a very competitive job market, it can be all too tempting for graduates to embellish or tell 'white lies' to boost their CV as they look to get a foot on the career ladder. But few are aware of the serious consequences this can have on their future. This leaflet aims to educate graduates - and others - on the impact of job application fraud on their lives and career.

Printed copies of this leaflet are available on request.

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Employee Fraudscape (2014 edition)

Cases of fraud committed inside an organisation (by the people an organisation should be able to trust most – its employees) rose by 18% in 2013 compared with 2012.

This is the first of many findings presented in the latest report from Cifas. Employee Fraudscape analyses the confirmed cases of fraud committed by insiders during 2013, and examines the various trends that emerge. These demonstrate the positive counter fraud work that has taken place  and highlight some lessons that are yet to be learned

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Fraudscape: Depicting the UK's fraud landscape (2014 Edition)

The latest version of Fraudscape examines and assesses the fraud cases identified by Cifas Member organisations during 2012 and 2013. While there was an overall 11% decrease in fraud recorded in 2013, further analysis reveals several startling trends and variations. 

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Protecting your online information

Protecting your online information is much easier than you think. 

This collaborative report, between Cifas and Dionach, the leading independent global Information Security company, is a quick and easy guide on how best to protect yourself and your data when online.

Providing examples of best practice, combined with easy to understand safety tips, Protecting your online information is being released as part of the push for increased consumer awareness and education in online safety.

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The True Cost of Insider Fraud

The True Cost of Internal Fraud is a 12-page report based on research conducted by the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Counter Fraud Studies. The research examined several real life examples of internal frauds from the public and private sectors, the difference between the initial amounts lost to a fraudster and the eventual, total cost of the fraud. The findings give organisations much food for thought.

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Identity Crime: On Your Doorstep - a collaborative report with Ordnance Survey

Identity Crime: On Your Doorstep is a a 24-page report, conducted in collaboration with Ordnance Survey, that analyses geographically the identity crimes recorded by organisations during 2012. Combining fraud data and geographic data to build up a clear picture of how property or location may impact upon identity crimes, the report combines analysis, maps, along with safety tips and aims to examine attitudes to identity crime.

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Staff Fraudscape (2013 Edition): examining the dangers of frauds committed by insiders

The latest version of Staff Fraudscape examines and assesses the staff fraud cases identified by Cifas Member organisations during 2011 and 2012 to ascertain any key differences between the typology of the frauds seen in 2012 compared with 2011.  It looks at all frauds identified by the type of fraud committed and the staff involved.

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Fraudscape: Depicting the UK's fraud landscape (2013 Edition)

The latest version of Fraudscape examines and assesses the fraud cases identified by Cifas Member organisations during 2011 and 2012 to ascertain any key differences between the typology of the frauds seen in 2012 compared with 2011.  It looks at all frauds identified by the type of fraud committed and the product involved.

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Slipping Through the Net: Staff Vetting Guide (2012 Edition)

Local authorities today are working harder and harder to provide the best value possible from their diminishing budgets.  In a situation where it is so important to provide more for less, the last thing that local authorities want or need is to employ someone who is not honest from the outset.  There is overwhelming public support for keeping dishonest people out of the public services. This guide is intended to provide some pointers to local authorities to help them to avoid employing anyone with a history of fraud.

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Staff Fraudscape: Depicting the UK's staff fraud landscape (2012 Edition)

The latest edition of Staff Fraudscape is a 40-page report analysing the insider frauds, and the reasons behind the 14.5% increase in such frauds, recorded by Members of the Cifas Internal Fraud Database during 2011. It looks at staff fraud in terms of the types of fraud recorded, the fraudsters responsible and the methods of detection.

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Fraudscape: Depicting the UK's fraud landscape (2012 Edition)

The latest version of Fraudscape examines and assesses the fraud cases identified by Cifas Member organisations during 2010 and 2011 to ascertain any key differences between the typology of the frauds seen in 2011 compared with 2010.  It looks at all frauds identified by the type of fraud committed and the product involved.

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Staff Fraudscape: Depicting the UK's staff fraud landscape (2011 Edition)

This report examines and assesses the staff fraud cases identified by Cifas Member organisations during previous years and 2010 to ascertain any key differences between the typology of the frauds seen. It looks at all frauds identified by the type of fraud committed and the product involved.

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Fraudscape: Depicting the UK's fraud landscape (2011 Edition)

The latest version of Fraudscape examines and assesses the fraud cases identified by Cifas Member organisations during 2009 and 2010 to ascertain any key differences between the typology of the frauds seen in 2010 compared with 2009.  It looks at all frauds identified by the type of fraud committed and the product involved.

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Digital Thieves: a special report on online fraud

In Digital Thieves, Cifas and a wide range of fraud prevention experts have combined not only to focus on identity fraud and account takeover, but also to explain specifically the online dimension to these crimes. There are tips on staying safe online and protected from fraud; stories from the victims of fraud; a series of maps laying bare the true, alarming, scale of these crimes; an examination of how businesses can fall victim; and articles looking at how internet crime has developed and what may, or may not, happen next.

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The Internal Betrayal: a special report on beating the growing threat of staff fraud

In The Internal Betrayal, Cifas and a wide range of fraud prevention bodies and experts have combined to examine the facts about staff fraud. This report looks at the steps that organisations can take in order to combat the threat successfully.

From the recruitment process, expenses claims, whistleblowing and corruption, to ensuring that the right anti-fraud philosophy is present at all organisational levels, you will find in this report all that you need to know about combating the threat of staff fraud. 

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