Welcome to the news section of the Financial Fraud Action UK website

In this section you will find the latest news and information from FFA UK.

Finance industry, police and trading standards unite to tackle fraud

December 13, 2017

A ground-breaking fraud prevention scheme aimed at identifying and protecting potential fraud victims when they visit a bank or building society branch has stopped more than £9 million being passed to criminals in its first year of operation, figures from UK Finance show.

SCAM ALERT: Equifax data breach

October 11, 2017

Consumers are warned to be alert for any suspicious phone calls, texts and emails from fraudsters claiming to be from their bank, the police or other trusted companies, following the potential data breach at Equifax

Blackpool card fraud gang sentenced

September 4, 2017

Members of a north west-based gang who used fraudulently-obtained bank cards to steal more than £300,000 were sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Friday, 1 September 2017.

Money launderers jailed

July 31, 2017

Two fraudsters have been jailed for their roles in the dispersal of almost £120,000 of stolen funds. Clive Coombes and Eddie Ellis were sentenced to a total of more than five years in jail following the laundering of the stolen money through a series of bank accounts.