INVESTIGATORS & SECURITY CONSULTANTS
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Data to Go

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing a 52% rise in young identity fraud victims in the UK. Data to Go is a short film which aims to raise awareness of this identity fraud. Filmed in a London coffee shop in March this year, the film uses hidden cameras to […]

Insurers Criticised for Not Pursuing Fraudsters in Ireland

Former Irish High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has criticised the State’s loss-making insurers for not seeking the prosecution of people found to have made fraudulent injury claims. When fraud is uncovered in civil cases, typically the claimant withdraws their claim without any further repercussions, he said, with insurers failing to make a complaint to […]

Online Dating ABC

A male victim of a fraud, Terry (not his real name of course) contacted us recently following a “meeting” from a dating site with Lady E  (let’s call  her that because it isn’t her real name and neither is the name she gave the victim).  In fact they never actually met, as all their ”meeting” […]

Urgent Alert: Online Extortion Demand Affecting UK Businesses

Issued by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) ALERT: Within the past 24 hours a number of businesses throughout the UK have received extortion demands from a group calling themselves ‘Lizard Squad’. Method of Attack: The group have sent emails demanding payment of 5 Bitcoins, to be paid by a certain time and date. The […]

20% of Cybercrime Victims Think They Were Specifically Targeted

Action Fraud is supporting Get Safe Online Week 2015 (19th to 24th October) which aims to educate, inform and raise awareness of online security issues to make sure individuals and small businesses use the internet safely and confidently. In a specially commissioned survey for Get Safe Online Week over one in five (21%) victims of […]

Pension Fraud

With effect from April 6th this year, when you reach 55 and if you have been saving in a personal or company pension, you will have wider choices with what you do with the fund you have accrued. You will still be able to cash in the fund to buy an annuity giving you a […]

Security Guard Fraud Exposed by BBC Undercover Researchers

By Guy Lynn and Ed Davey BBC News, London Thousands of licensed security guards could be working in the UK fraudulently after buying qualifications for cash, a BBC investigation has found. Jobseekers must sit mandatory exams to get a Security Industry Authority card. But undercover researchers found colleges happy to sit or forge exams for […]

Operation Broadway Goes Public to Stop Investment Fraud

A London-wide clamp down on suspected investment frauds operating out of some of the Capital’s most iconic buildings in the heart of the UK’s main financial districts has taken place. City of London Police, City of London Trading Standards and Metropolitan Police have visited a number of office premises in the Square Mile, Canary Wharf […]

Fraudsters Looking to Utilise “Crowdfunding” to Scam People

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) proactive intelligence team has become aware that fraudsters are looking to utilise “boiler rooms” to target a type of investment known as “Crowdfunding”. Crowdfunding is a legitimate way in which people and businesses (including start-ups) can try to raise money from the public, to support a business, project, campaign […]