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

Celebrities sent to Scam Academy

January 31, 2017

Carol Vorderman, Donna Air and Rufus Hound have teamed up with Financial Fraud Action UK for Scam Academy, as part of Take Five - a national campaign to help consumers and businesses stop fraud.

FFA UK comment on ONS crime statistics

January 19, 2017

Commenting on the publication of crime figures by the Office for National Statistics today (Thursday, 19 January 2017), Katy Worobec, Director of Financial Fraud Action UK, said: “Banks work extremely hard to protect their customers and stopped £6 in every £10 of attempted fraud in the first half of 2016.

Comment on the Payment Systems Regulator’s response to the Which? super-complaint

December 16, 2016

Commenting on the publication of the Payment Systems Regulator’s response to the Which? super-complaint, Katy Worobec, Director of Financial Fraud Action UK, said: “Protecting customers from fraud has been and continues to be the banks’ priority. Banks have worked hard to enhance customer protection and will continue to do so."

Scams and online attacks drive fraud increase, figures show

October 12, 2016

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.

Counterfeit fraudster sentenced to five years

September 30, 2016

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.