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  • 08 Mar 2021 10:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nearly 4,000 fewer crimes have been recorded in Edinburgh in the latest nine-month period compared to the previous year - but fraud cases have risen as criminals “shift to more serious offences.”

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/nearly-4000-fewer-crimes-recorded-in-edinburgh-but-fraud-cases-rise-as-criminals-shift-to-more-serious-offences-3155662

  • 08 Feb 2021 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The scale of digitally enabled crime in the UK is dramatically under-reported, new statistics indicate

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252495844/Fraud-and-cyber-crime-still-vastly-under-reported


  • 08 Feb 2021 12:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    4 February 2021: More than half of UK firms have been affected by economic crime over the past two years as criminals rapidly adapt to the new business landscape, according to research presented at the Virtual Fraud Conference.

    https://www.icaew.com/insights/viewpoints-on-the-news/2021/feb-2021/how-financial-crime-has-adapted-to-covid


  • 08 Feb 2021 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wales has seen a significant drop in the value and number of fraud cases taken to the Courts, with only ten cases totalling £4.1 million being taken to court in 2020 compared to 17 cases totalling £17 million in 2019. The average value (between £250k-£1m) of each case was also lower in 2020 than compared to 2019.

    https://businessnewswales.com/fraud-cases-in-welsh-courts-has-fallen-by-76-in-2020/


  • 08 Feb 2021 12:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last year saw the highest number of scams on record, according to new research from Barclays.

    https://www.yourmoney.com/news/2020-named-worst-year-ever-for-scams/


  • 01 Feb 2021 12:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Clone fraud victims lost £78m to scammers pretending to be legitimate financial services businesses in 2020 with reports to authorities rocketing during the first national lockdown, Action Fraud data revealed.

    https://www.professionaladviser.com/news/4026312/investors-lose-gbp78m-lockdown-clone-fraud-surge


  • 31 Jan 2021 10:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Towards the end of 2020, data from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) revealed that every five minutes a fraudulent insurance claim is uncovered, with 107,000 such claims (worth around £1.2 billion) uncovered by insurers in 2019.

    https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/breaking-news/aviva-reveals-the-key-to-fighting-insurance-fraud-244466.aspx#.YBCo4Ce0MNY.twitter

  • 25 Jan 2021 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau says it has achieved improved transparency with the public, as well as saving 3,500 staff hours and £100,000

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252495017/UK-fraud-agency-deploys-ArcGIS-dashboard-for-data-sharing


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