Research carried out by Cifas, the fraud prevention service, shows that 80% of fraud prevention professionals believe businesses are unprepared for an expected surge in fraud as the Covid-19 crisis presents fraudsters with new opportunities. The results come as part of a survey carried out among professionals from some of the UK’s leading organisations and…

Global information and insights provider TransUnion has extended its fraud and identification offering with a new Document Verification and Facial Recognition solution, to help combat the increasing rise of identity fraud. Shail Deep, Chief Product Officer at TransUnion said: “Over the past five years, identity fraud cases have risen by 32% according to Cifas and…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened application windows for two ‘sandbox’ services to support innovative firms tackling challenges caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Application windows for Cohort 7 of the Regulatory Sandbox and the pilot of a new Digital Sandbox initiative have opened with an emphasis on supporting products and solutions that will assist consumers and firms…

Losses to unauthorised fraud fell by 8% in the first half of this year to £374.3 million, figures from UK Finance’s half-year fraud report for 2020 has revealed. More than 15,000 impersonation scams were reported  an 84% increase on the year prior. with criminals exploiting the increased use of technology among the public during the…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed that so far in 2020 no criminal prosecutions under the current anti-money laundering (AML) legislation have been made, despite its stated intention in 2019 to do so. The statistic came from a Freedom of Information request, which also said it has discontinued half of its 14 investigations into…

UK banks achieved the biggest reduction in card fraud losses last year among 18 countries across Europe, according to the updated FICO European Fraud Map. More than half of the countries saw increases in card fraud losses in 2019 according to the report, based on data from Euromonitor International and UK Finance. Toby Carlin, Director…

UK Finance analysis has shown that bank scams have increased by 84% during the coronavirus lockdown, with cases of impersonation fraud nearly doubling in the first six months of the year. The banking trade body said there had been 15,000 reports of such scams, with these resulting in losses of £58 million a 3% year-on-year…

Fraud prevention service, Cifas has appointed John Browett as its new Chair. In a career spanning thirty years, Browett has held the position of Chief Executive within a number of major UK businesses including Tesco.com, Dixons Retail, Monsoon-Accessorize, and Dunelm Group. He has extensive experience of transforming and strengthening the position of some of the…

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