Welcome to the news section of the Financial Fraud Action UK website

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

Card fraud mastermind sentenced to three years

October 14, 2011

A German electronics engineer who used his skills to help criminal gangs clone credit and debit cards and steal thousands of pounds from members of the public has been sentenced to three years in prison.

This year’s top tips for holidaymakers using their card overseas

June 17, 2011

With the holiday season fast approaching, The UK Cards Association and ABTA, the travel association, have today (17 June 2011) published Using your card overseas to provide advice and information for holidaymakers and business travellers who are planning to use their cards abroad this summer.

Sony PlayStation Network Compromise

April 27, 2011

Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) has been made aware that out of the 70 million Sony PlayStation accounts compromised worldwide in the Sony PlayStation Network incident, 3 million are based in the UK. Sony has not yet confirmed if card details have been compromised but FFA UK is liaising closely with Sony with regard to this.