Almost a third (31 per cent) of British online shoppers admit that they are more likely to take a financial risk (for example shop on an unfamiliar or unsecure website) if an online retailer offers them a bargain, research released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) reveals today.
Consumers should be alert for unsolicited phone calls, texts and emails following a reported data breach at the mobile network operator Three, Financial Fraud Action UK is warning.
Seven in ten businesses leaders and managers have admitted they have not taken any action to protect their business and employees from financial fraud, new research from Financial Fraud Action UK has revealed.
Nine people have been arrested and one charged following a series of police operations to target remote purchase card fraud.
Financial fraud in the first half of 2016 increased by a quarter to £399.5 million, enabled by scams and online attacks, new figures published today (Wednesday 12 October 2016) by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) show.
A fraudster has been jailed for five years and four months after running a counterfeiting factory from his home. James Koma, aged 49, of Belvedere, Kent, was jailed by a judge at the Old Bailey today. When officers from the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) raided Koma’s house in May, they found significant items which could be used in the counterfeiting and production of cheques and counterfeit identity documents.
Two fraudsters have been sentenced for their involvement in the theft of £120,000 from a bank customer’s account. Police from the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) are now appealing for information which could help identify two women linked to the crime. Established in April 2002, the DCPCU has since achieved an estimated £479 million in savings from reduced fraud activity.
More than 1 million incidents of financial fraud occurred in the first six months of 2016, according to official figures released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) today (20th September 2016). Representing a 53 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, this means an incident happened in the UK every 15 seconds between January and June 2016.
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A fraudster who was the target in two separate police investigations has been jailed for three years following a Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) investigation.