Category: Fraud News

UK law enforcement bodies start campaign against cyber crime

The National Crime Agency (NCA), the police, and a range of partners across industry and the public sector have launched a campaign to help the public and small businesses guard against cybercrime. The NCA is producing customised intelligence reports together with the UK’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) and the Shadowserver Foundation to be distributed […]

The Financial Cost of Fraud 2015

British businesses suffer a loss in the region of £98.6 billion every year due to fraud and mistakes. This eye-watering statistic is just one of many contained within the 2015 annual review of The Cost of Fraud published by accountancy firm PKF Littlejohn and the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Globally, businesses are losing […]

Stop Operational Fraud With Improved Policies, Data Analytics

With the number and frequency of occupational fraud incidents continuing to rise, according to Verizon’s 2014 Global Data Breach Investigation Report, organisations’ top insider threat is staff members taking advantage of their systems’ access privileges to commit nefarious acts. Interestingly, the report indicates that the vast majority of incidents involve employees using their organisations’ corporate […]

Fraud, Bribery, and Money Laundering: Sentencing guidelines in the context of suing the Banks

New sentencing guidelines come into force on 1st October 2014 and apply to all Courts. They are focused upon economic crime by corporates. The Courts determine the levels of fine according to Section 164 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. Section 174 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 imposes a duty to give reasons for, […]