A bank worker who stole £135,000, and attempted to defraud a further £2.6m, through taking photos of customers’ account information with his mobile phone, has been jailed today [29 November] for six years.
The banking industry-sponsored Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU) has been heralded by senior ministers as a model partnership between the police and the private sector.
New figures released today (04 October 2013) show a modest increase in overall financial fraud losses over the first half of the year.
Three bank card fraudsters were today [6 September 2013] given a total of 7 years sentence for theft.
Two members of staff at Barclays bank and a relative were today [5 September 2013] given a total of five years and three month’s sentence for theft.
Fraudsters pose as legitimate organisations to steal personal and financial information over the phone
Two members of staff at Santander bank were today [8 August 2013] given a total of 17 months’ suspended sentence for theft, following an operation led by the banking industry-sponsored Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU).
New figures released today [14 March 2013] by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) highlight the spread of a scam which recruits students, through illicit job adverts, to money-launder thousands of pounds to criminal gangs abroad – the proceeds of which fund an international trade in drugs, people trafficking and terrorism. London has been identified as the key national hotspot – with Londoners three times as likely to be approached - putting London students in the highest risk category.
Low-tech deception crimes are the new front in the fight against fraud, as figures show 14% rise in fraud losses on debit and credit cards from last year’s ten year low.
In tough times, scam job adverts lure unwitting enablers to fraud. New figures show 15% of adults targeted – widespread ignorance of consequences, including up to ten year custodial sentence.