2021 Publications

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  • 01 Jun 2021 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The report uses intelligence from across law enforcement, government, the third sector and private industry to set out the UK's understanding of the threat posed by organised criminals. While the National Strategic Assessment highlights that the environment in which the NCA and partners operate has become more challenging as criminals adapted during the pandemic and exploited rapid advances in technology, the NCA has also had its most successful 12 months for disrupting key threats.

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  • 17 May 2021 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This update comes at the midpoint of the Plan, covering the period from July 2019 to February 2021, and highlights some of the key achievements by the public and private sectors in delivering against the seven strategic priorities. Tackling economic crime, illicit finance and fraud continues to remain a priority of the Government’s agenda, as set out in the March 2021 Integrated Review which highlights the ongoing necessity for more to be done to tackle the growing threat of fraud, so that we can close the operational, legal and regulatory vulnerabilities that are exploited by criminals.

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  • 12 Apr 2021 11:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    One of the most important components of any effective anti-fraud program is fraud awareness training for an organization’s employees, officers and directors. Effective fraud awareness training can help an organization better mitigate general, organizational or industry-specific fraud risks, increase the effectiveness of other anti-fraud controls, and ensure that anti-fraud policies and reporting protocols are followed. By reviewing the results of this survey, you can assess your organization’s fraud awareness training efforts and determine whether improvements or updates might be necessary  

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  • 06 Apr 2021 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The report sets out findings from inspections carried out over the past six years and identifies cross-cutting themes. The review contains a letter to the Attorney General, in which Mr McGinty said the criminal justice system was in a weakened state before COVID-19 struck "due to years of underfunding".  In six years 63 reports have been published, which includes a complete overview of the CPS, and the review recognises the talented staff working to a high level of professionalism.

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  • 06 Apr 2021 9:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The survey is a quantitative and qualitative analysis of how UK businesses and charities respond to cyber security threats and the impact of these threats on their operations. The purpose of the survey is to assist these organisations in future planning and, also, to inform government on possible policy reform in this area. The survey continues to identity cybercrime as a significant problem and also considers the impact of COVID-19 on cyber security.

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  • 06 Apr 2021 9:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Economic Crime Strategy provides a high-level vision of where the CPS want to be by 2025, helping to focus their work where it really matters. The strategy is supported by a commitment to ensure the right person is prosecuted for the right offence in a timely manner, victims and witnesses are at the heart of our casework and any proceeds of crime are recovered. It represents a clear articulation of the role the CPS will play in contributing to improving criminal justice outcomes in economic crime.

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  • 06 Apr 2021 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pindrop Pulse presents the latest findings on fraud from Pindrop® Labs in the 2021 Voice Intelligence and Security Report. Inside this report, you will find the latest contact centre fraud rates and newest fraud tactics, including how fraudsters use the IVR as a gateway to cross-channel fraud. We will examine how contact centres were impacted by fraud, a global pandemic, and a host of other external factors, all pushing the limits of existing control systems and sending call times into the stratosphere. How fraudsters altered their own strategies to avoid long hold times. This report examines how fraudsters constructed scams around unemployment fraud and government loan scams and how easily they extracted data, info on accounts, updates on money movement, all through unprotected IVRs.

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  • 26 Mar 2021 9:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    While families and businesses have struggled, the criminal gangs behind economic crime have been quick to capitalise from the pandemic by tailoring scams to fit our changing lifestyles due to the pandemic. These include impersonation scams seizing on people’s fears about the pandemic where fraudsters pretend to be from trusted organisations such as the NHS or government departments. Criminals are also adapting to the rise in online shopping and remote working by impersonating parcel delivery companies, e-commerce platforms or broadband providers. In addition, criminals are recruiting ‘money mules’ to launder stolen funds by posting fake adverts on job websites and social media, targeting those looking for work or to earn easy money during the pandemic. Let’s be clear, these fraudsters are not cheeky chancers, they are organised, ruthless criminals using sophisticated techniques to trick people out of their personal or financial information.

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  • 08 Mar 2021 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    While this publication primarily focuses on the introduction and use of criminal sanctions in the business crime space, we also consider key regulatory developments that are likely to be of interest to those managing financial crime risks within businesses. The pandemic has impacted the U.K. business crime landscape in several ways presenting new risks to identify and manage. Disrupted supply chains, remote workforces and economic pressures have created an environment ripe with opportunities for exploitation. Even though many of the risk-types are not new, the ways in which they are presenting themselves can be very different. For example, fraudulent schemes centring on the provision of PPE, access to testing and vaccines, and government loan schemes and other stimulus measures have become commonplace. In the U.K., like most other countries, dedicated taskforces have been created to target pandemic-related criminal activity.

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  • 25 Feb 2021 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The need for cyber security products and services has never been greater, and supporting this sector to grow has been a key objective of DCMS strategy for the last five years. COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives in one way or another. People are concerned about the wellbeing of their friends and family, and businesses in all sectors worry about their ability to weather the storm and protect their livelihoods. Against this backdrop, I have been greatly impressed by the resilience of our cyber security sector – and also by its capacity to do good and support others during tough times. The pandemic has compelled us to rapidly adopt new technology and everyone working in cyber security has therefore played a crucial role in keeping us secure, as we talk, shop and work online more than ever before. This year’s survey of cyber security firms found whilst nine in ten businesses (89%) felt COVID-19 had impacted their business, many of these firms have quickly adjusted and innovated within the current economic climate.

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