New fraud intelligence released today [7 December 2012] demonstrates the extent of the rise of an audacious telephone-based deception targeting British credit and debit card holders.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Latest figures show that the Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU) – the specialist police unit that tackles UK card and cheque fraud crime – has passed the £400 million mark in reduced fraud activity since its launch ten years ago.
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.