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  • 21 Sep 2020 2:31 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Recent months have seen an unusual phenomenon emerge – the elderly and digitally reluctant customer. While online retailers can prepare for, and target, shoppers who don’t know about them yet or who usually shop with competitors, the section of customers who come to them almost against their will are trickier to plan for if it’s a segment you’re unused to serving.

    https://www.essentialretail.com/comments/online-retailers-duty-of-care/#.X2hiqg2Nt8U.twitter


  • 21 Sep 2020 1:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The number of crimes recorded by the police in Scotland dropped by four per cent in August, compared to the same month last year, however the number of incidents of fraud rocketed by 56 per cent.

    https://www.scotsman.com/news/crime/fraud-rockets-august-crime-drops-overall-2975488


  • 21 Sep 2020 12:41 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Since the start of March to July 2020 - 36,555 victims of fraud, over the age of 55, reported losses of nearly a quarter of a Billion pounds to criminals (£220,186,002).   Compared to the same time last year the losses were £47m (£46,540,006) more for the over 55s.

    https://www.itv.com/news/2020-09-16/scams-ripping-off-the-elderly-tonight


  • 14 Sep 2020 10:56 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    This equates to a new insurance scam being uncovered every five minutes, totalling around 300 fraudulent claims a day

    https://www.insurancetimes.co.uk/news/insurers-unveiled-107000-fraudulent-insurance-claims-in-2019/1434403.article#.X14LQdi0nTA.twitter

  • 13 Sep 2020 9:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    UK bank branch workers along with the police have stopped £19.3m ($25.3m) in fraud in the first six months of 2020 through the Banking Protocol scheme.

    https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/fraud-uk-bank-staff-police-scams-money-230116093.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw

  • 31 Aug 2020 5:52 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on crime and people’s perceptions of crime during the April and May 2020 period of national lockdown.

    https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/bulletins/coronavirusandcrimeinenglandandwales/august2020

  • 23 Aug 2020 11:24 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Criminals have cashed in on the coronavirus lockdown and exploited the nation’s uncertainty with a flood of scams, it has been revealed.

    https://www.kentlive.news/news/uk-world-news/criminals-cashing-fraud-cases-scams-4437609?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
  • 16 Aug 2020 11:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The latest research from Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has revealed that 2019 saw the highest ever number of cases of fraudulent conduct recorded to the National Fraud Database.

    https://www.cifas.org.uk/newsroom/highest-numbers-2019


  • 16 Aug 2020 8:01 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Aviva has released its latest fraud report investigating fraud and scams relating to insurance, investments, pensions, and savings amid the COVID-19 crisis.

    https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/breaking-news/revealed-covid19-scams-run-rampant-228630.aspx#.XzMdKgaXzSc.twitter


  • 09 Aug 2020 10:43 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Fraud Barometer data recorded cases of embezzlement,fraudulent trading, tax, loan and mortgage, benefit fraud and account takeover topped the list

    https://home.kpmg/uk/en/home/insights/2020/07/fraud-barometer-data-trends.html

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