Fraud Prevention Downloads

Contained within these pages are a series of articles related to effective fraud prevention measures that you can implement. Many of these are common sense.

West Midlands Police


West Midlands Police are producing bitesize fraud and cyber videos to raise awareness, To join PhishingHMRC Scams Invoice & Mandate Fraud and Purchase scams, Money Mules, Romance Fraud and the latest in the series is Courier Fraud.

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“The Complete Cyber Security Guide for Trading Beginners” 

If you’re thinking of getting into online trading, or have just started, there’s a lot to get your head around. Whether you’re working out which broker you’d like to trade through, or trying to figure out how this is all going to affect your tax, there’s plenty to think about.

Full of useful information about cybersecurity and protecting against cybercrime. The guide is geared towards first-time traders, but will be useful to anyone looking to protect their personal and financial data online.

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Little Book of Big Scams (3rd Edition)

This book has been produced by the Metropolitan police Fraud and Linked Crime Online (FALCON) team to make you and your customers aware of the latest and most prolific scams.

Whilst not aimed specifically at businesses, an awareness of these scams could help your staff identify people who are falling victim to a scam or prevent them becoming a victim of scams themselves

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Introduction to Cyber Security and


This guide via the University of York contains plenty of helpful information such as:

·        Understanding cybercrime - what it is, its repercussions to individuals and businesses, the common methods cybercriminals steal data, and why cybersecurity and data protection is so important.

·        Eye-opening facts and stats about cybercrime: in 2019, 32% of UK businesses reported attempted breaches of their data - in the same year 23.2 million UK citizens were targeted by hackers for using very weak passwords like “123456”.

·        Practical tips and advice to protect personal information and business data against cyberattacks, including actions to take if you’ve been a victim of cybercrime and where to seek help.

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Totally Money : Protecting Yourself Against Fraud - A Guide for Millenials

We’re living in a technological age, where storing our data online has become the norm. But how safe is the information we’re putting on the internet? Theft and fraud are becoming a greater threat, as more people look to exploit technical loopholes to gain access to vital information.

But how do you prevent such attacks? This resource will provide you with advice on how to safeguard against potential invasions of your personal information. From understanding how you could be targeted, to strengthening your security measures, let’s find out everything you should be doing to protect yourself against attack. 

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A scam is a scheme designed to part you and your cash.
As time has evolved, scams have become more sophisticated, but they all have one thing in common.


Password Management

Learn about all the important features a password manager should offer in this helpful videoKeeping track of the passwords for all your accounts can be challenging. Password managers securely store passwords so you don’t have to remember them.

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Boiler Room / Share Sales Fraud

Share sale fraud - more commonly known as boiler room scams - are on the increase. 


Protecting Your Business Against Fraud

A guide to how your business can combat e-crime. 


Mandate Fraud

Mandate Fraud is also known as Creditor Fraud, Payment Diversion Fraud and Supplier Account Takeover Fraud.


Get Safe Online : Keep your business safe online

TRelated imageop ten expert tips to help you to safeguard your business

With most businesses and their customers communicating, transacting, accessing services and managing their finances online, we tend to take the internet for granted, and it is hard to imagine a world without it. 


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What can I do if I am a victim of identity theft?

We share nine steps you should take to reclaim your identity and minimise the damage if you've become a victim of identity fraud.

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Image result for identity theft.orgWho Can Help & Reporting Identity Theft

Finding out that you have become a victim of identity theft can be a very unsettling prospect for victims, because it is often difficult to gauge how wide ranging the fraud may be. Knowing that someone else may be using your identity to commit illegal acts can put a lot of stress on people, because they are aware that the nasty surprises can keep on coming. If you think that you have become a victim of identity theft, then you should take certain steps to minimise the damage, such as making any relevant parties aware of the problem.

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Image result for action fraud uk identityIdentity fraud and identity theft

If you’re a victim of identity theft, it can lead to fraud that can have a direct impact on your personal finances and could also make it difficult for you to obtain loans, credit cards or a mortgage until the matter is resolved.

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Other helpful resources for victims of identity theft and identity fraud proposed by Action Fraud UK:

Phone: 0870 060 1414      Email:

Phone: 0844 481 8000     Email:

Phone: 0800 121 4752    Web:

Experian Credit Expert  Web:

ClearScore    Web:

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