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Member Fraud Threat Alert - Common Features of Impersonation Fraud Ring

Member Fraud Threat Alert - Common Features of Impersonation Fraud Ring

18th March 2014

What is the nature of the threat? A CIFAS Member offering lease hire products has identified a feature that links a large number of recent impersonation frauds that they have suffered. In each of these frauds the credit searches conducted have shown activity with...

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Crime prevention advice for businesses

Crime prevention advice for businesses

18th March 2014

Then on Tuesday, PCSO Simpson and advisors from the Business Crime Reduction Centre will be stationed in one of the force’s exhibition vans in Common Road, Low Moor, where they will be available between 10am and 2pm to discuss any issues regarding business...

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Fraud from stolen bank cards highest since 2006

Fraud from stolen bank cards highest since 2006

18th March 2014

Consumers are being warned about a series of bank card scams, after fraud from stolen cards rose to its highest level in eight years.

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Don't be fooled in April

Don't be fooled in April

18th March 2014

 The Business Crime Reduction Centre (BCRC) is hosting a free Masterclass: ‘Don’t be fooled in April’ on April 1st for businesses seeking preventative advice against scams and cybercrime. BCRC is currently warning businesses and individuals...

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SMEs believes they are immune to cyber attack

SMEs believes they are immune to cyber attack

17th March 2014

Most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe they are not at real risk of cyber attack, a survey has revealed.

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Safer smartphones – a guide to keeping your device secure

Safer smartphones – a guide to keeping your device secure

17th March 2014

Smartphones are revolutionising how millions of us go online each day.

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ACPO and NBCF announce definition of business crime

ACPO and NBCF announce definition of business crime

17th March 2014

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), together with the National Business Crime Forum (NBCF), have announced that a definition of business crime has now been formally agreed. It is widely understood that a minimum of 15 per cent of all crime is related...

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Alert: Scam email 'important blood analysis results'

Alert: Scam email 'important blood analysis results'

14th March 2014

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) is warning people of a scam email that suggests victims have cancer

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Information security must become an 'enabler' rather than a barrier

Information security must become an 'enabler' rather than a barrier

14th March 2014

The latest information security survey published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills makes for frightening reading. It reveals that 93% of large organisations had a security breach last year, with the "joke" being made by many that the...

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Businesses must become better at communicating about security risks

Businesses must become better at communicating about security risks

13th March 2014

According to recent research, over a third (38%) of IT professionals believe that collaboration between IT security, risk management and business is poor, non-existent or adversarial. Not only that, but 47% rated their communication of relevant security risks to...

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