ATM cash claw criminals captured by special police unit

November 22, 2012

Five cash machine criminals have been sentenced to a total of 71 months’ imprisonment as a result of an operation led by the banking industry-sponsored police squad, the Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU).

Deception crimes drive small increase in card fraud and online banking fraud losses

September 27, 2012

New figures released today (27 September 2012) show that basic frauds, such as distraction thefts and people being tricked into giving their cards, PINs and financial passwords to criminals, have contributed to a small overall increase in card fraud and online banking fraud losses. Cheque fraud losses have also increased, but phone banking losses have fallen by a fifth.

Charity Commission gives safer giving advice for Ramadan

July 23, 2012

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of Charities in England and Wales, and MINAB, the Mosques & Imams National Advisory Board, are encouraging people who want to give to charity to check if the charity they are donating to is registered with the Charity Commission, and to follow its safer giving advice. The Charity Commission offers safer giving advice around all major fundraising drives and emergency appeals.

Charity Commission gives safer giving advice during the Olympic Games

July 23, 2012

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is encouraging people who want to give to charities to make sure their money or goods go only to genuine charities by checking if the charity they are donating to is registered and to follow the Charity Commission’s safer giving advice.

2011 Fraud losses continue downward trend

March 7, 2012

The latest payment fraud losses for 2011, released today (7 March 2012) by the banking and card payments industry show that credit card, debit card and online banking fraud levels have fallen again. This continued success is thanks to efforts by the industry, partners, and importantly, customers. Fraudsters’ activities in other areas have caused a minor increase in cheque and telephone banking losses.