Counter-fraud

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  • 25 May 2024 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Joshua Reddaway from the NAO's Fraud & Propriety team explores the challenge of fraud, error and abuse in net-zero and environmental initiatives.

    Green initiatives are certainly susceptible to fraud. This is partly because governments are spending more on them. We all know fraudsters are opportunistic and will follow money, wherever it goes. They also tend to like the sort of payments associated with green initiatives – grants you apply for, incentive payments and tax reliefs. And because environmental impacts can be harder to define, environmental benefits can be purposefully overstated and negative impacts understated.

    https://www.civilserviceworld.com/in-depth/article/green-fraud-tackling-abuse-environmental-schemes-nao

  • 12 May 2024 12:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Over many years UK banks have made significant investment into fraud prevention measures to help control traditional types of fraud.

    This includes frauds where criminals execute unauthorised transactions on a victim’s account, as well as automated attempts to extort funds such as malware attacks.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/regulation/2024/05/09/scams-how-are-they-changing-and-how-can-social-media-help/

  • 09 May 2024 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Brits have been warned to “stay alert for fraud” as more people are out to make extra cash as the cost of living rises across the country.

    UK Finance said on Wednesday that more than half (56%) of people admitted that they are likely to look for opportunities to make extra money in the coming months, which could leave some people more susceptible to fraud.

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/finance/news/uk-watch-for-fraud-extra-cash-cost-of-living-crisis-230154352.html


  • 09 May 2024 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ted Datta, Senior Director at Moody’s Head of Financial Crime Compliance Industry Practice, Europe, Africa, and Americas, discusses the rise of fraud in the UK and what companies and the government can do to turn the tide

    As the landscape of financial crime continues to shift, the UK finds itself at the forefront of the battle against fraud. Recent data reveals that fraud now accounts for 38% of all crime in England and Wales, with the nation losing an estimated £2.46bn to this criminal activity in the 2021/22 financial year alone.

    https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/keeping-pace-with-the-changing-face-of-fraud-in-the-uk/176837/


  • 03 May 2024 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The new £150 million service to replace Action Fraud will “streamline victim reporting” and “empower swift police intervention” to stop, block and catch more fraudsters, the City of London Police Authority has said.

    The new service is designed to make it easier and quicker for everyone to report fraud and cybercrime and significantly improve the speed and quality of information provided to law enforcement partners, boosting their chances of successful prosecutions.

    https://policeprofessional.com/news/new-150m-service-will-stop-block-and-catch-more-fraudsters-says-city-of-london-police-authority-chair/

  • 25 Apr 2024 1:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A lot has been written about the UK’s new failure to prevent fraud (‘FTPF’) offence, its potential implications, and what organisations can do to prepare.

    With this in mind, while we brace ourselves for the short-term arrival of the guidance and the subsequent enforcement of the offence itself, the following post takes a moment to reflect on the broader implications of FTPF, by exploring its connection to existing requirements in the areas of bribery, ESG and modern slavery.

    https://kpmg.com/uk/en/blogs/home/posts/2024/04/what-anti-corruption-successes-can-teach-us-about-the-failure-to-prevent-fraud-offence.html


  • 25 Apr 2024 12:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Investing in counter-fraud technologies can help address financial mismanagement and optimise spending.

    With annual losses in the billions, governments cannot afford to let the current situation continue, particularly as they must now work together to become more efficient in delivering public services.

    https://www.civilserviceworld.com//news/article/building-a-case-for-a-change-tackling-fraud-with-ai

  • 25 Apr 2024 12:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A campaign group is calling for a public enquiry into financial misconduct after labelling it 'a silent epidemic in the UK'.

    Organised by the Transparency Task Force, the ‘Enough is Enough March for Justice’ march today (April 17), which started at the Royal Courts of Justice, aims to unite all victims of financial misconduct.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/your-industry/2024/04/17/financial-misconduct-is-a-silent-epidemic/

  • 25 Apr 2024 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    “Criminals are finding new and sophisticated ways to target consumers, such as through social media and AI and deepfake technology,” Mike Haley, CEO of Cifas said.

    Increasingly advanced technology has allowed fraudsters to increase the sophistication and efficacy of their malicious social engineering ploys, new research has found.

    Cifas, a UK fraud prevention service, released its 2024 Fraudscape report, detailing the fraud trends seen in 2023 from more than 374,000 cases reported to its database.

    https://www.digit.fyi/social-engineering-ramps-up-with-ai-tools/


  • 19 Apr 2024 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fraudsters have been sharpening their social engineering tactics and continued to exploit cost-of-living pressures, according to Cifas.

    Criminals are finding new ways to target consumers using social media and deepfake technology, with cost-of-living pressures also having an impact, according to a fraud prevention body.

    https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2024/04/16/criminals-ramp-up-social-engineering-and-ai-tactics-to-steal-consumer-details/

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