UK Fraud

Game Over As Peak Password Hits Generation Overwhelmed

James Jones | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Jones

Experian's research has revealed a growing generational divide in the way the UK population manages its online identities. Millennials are at high risk from online identity fraud as they favour convenience over security concerns.

Identity Theft Has Now Soared To 'Epidemic' Levels

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Tech

Identity fraud has now reached “epidemic” levels say the fraud prevention body Cifas after it was found nearly 500 cases are reported every single...

Vodafone Customers Are Being Targeted With A Very Realistic Email Scam

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech

Vodafone customers have been warned about what appears to be one of the most realistic email scams yet. Get Safe Online - A leading government-backed...

The Modern Tale Of 'The Birds And The Bees'; How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online This Summer

Claire Stead | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Stead

We can't see everything our kids are doing at all times; and it's something that if we tried to police, it would only build up resentment. Similarly, we can't ban the tech our children are using - it's about finding a balance, setting time limits and offering alternative activities to being online are good starting points.

The Accused: An Inside Job

Rob McCabe | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rob McCabe

Alongside their defence detective work, it was fascinating to observe how Greg and Ravinder offered Lukasz advice without ever instructing him what to do or what to say. Like any other defendant, it absolutely had to be Lukasz who decided how his defence should be run and what he would say in court - even if his lawyers didn't always agree with him. This sometimes fractious dynamic between Lukasz and his legal team became a key element in his story - and it wasn't just on-camera relationships that were effected.

Are We Going To Be Left With The Jobs Robots Don't Want?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Tech
Fiona Hotston Moore

It is this: good jobs are being replaced by robotics at an accelerating pace and across many walks of life. Now even sleuthing, which might have seemed a sanctuary for purely human endeavour, is being challenged by software. Sherlock who?

Business Leaders Change Faster Than Business Values - Lessons From Barclays

Ed Mayo | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Ed Mayo

Barclays Bank came from Quaker and non-conformist companies in England that were famed for their ethics. Even so, the charges announced by the Serious...

Barclays And The SFO: The Importance Of Independence

Robert Barrington | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Robert Barrington

The Serious Fraud Office investigation into Barclays has rumbled on for some years, and it has now finally been announced that charges have been broug...

These Are The Places You're Most Likely To Get Scammed In The UK

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Tech

New data has revealed that where you live in the UK affects how likely you are to be scammed, and the nature of the fraud you are most susceptible to....

Corporate Fraud Could Flourish Under The Conservatives' Manifesto Proposals

Alexandra Runswick | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics
Alexandra Runswick

This proposal is one obvious example of a sweetheart deal for corporations and wealthy donors. It is business-as-usual for establishment forces, who are empowered by this kind of policy that may be of interest to some Conservative Party donors, but which is certainly not in the interest of our democracy.

If You Get This Text, Don't Click The Link

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech

NatWest has warned customers of a new text message scam that harvests login details for online banking accounts. The text urges users to verify their ...

Ending Political Games

David Taylor | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics
David Taylor

If you heard Theresa May's announcement today, then you would have heard that she believes people are playing political games, harming our chances at a decent Brexit negotiation.

The New Stranger Danger: How To Stay Safe Online In The Age Of Cyber Crime

Philip Ellis | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

From an early age, we're taught not to take candy from strangers. Our parents drill a suspicion of the unknown into us, arming us with the tools to keep ourselves safe. But when it comes to the online world, grown adults who should know better throw caution to the wind, handing over all kinds of intimate data in exchange for use of a free app or wifi network.

How To Protect Yourself From In-App Fraud

Asaf Greiner | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech
Asaf Greiner

In short, there is a lot of cleaning up to do when it comes to in-app ads. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is. You have to look for signs that don't add up, and research further. It's not always about technical tools, it's about being aware and giving hints to teams where there might be a problem.

Potential Scammers Are Paying As Little As 4p For Your Private Information

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Tech

You might place a high value on keeping your personal information private, but according to a new report, scammers are selling it for pocket change. W...

Your Graduation Selfie Could Help A Fraudster Beat You To Your Dream Job

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Graduating students must stop posting photos of their degrees to social media to help fight fake university qualifications, an investigatory body has ...

How Tech Will End The Great Whiplash Fraud

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan Hewett

Today, telematics technology built into cars on the manufacturing floor provides crash reconstruction dossiers that can show, with a forensic level of detail, where the car has been damaged, as well as the speed and angle of impact.

Deliveroo Hit By 'Hacking' Claims As Customers Report Fraud

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK

Deliveroo customers have had their accounts compromised with fraudulent charges made for food and drink, a BBC investigation has revealed. The food de...

Urgent Warnings Issued To Tesco Bank Customers After 'Criminal' Hack

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Tesco Bank has stopped online transactions for its customers amid a “criminal” hacking attack that’s seen hundreds of pounds taken from accounts...

Who's Hiding Behind The App?

David Emm | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

However, our constantly connected culture brings great risks, such as identity fraud, harassment and theft. Beyond a handful of pictures, emojis and light-hearted messages, we have very little knowledge of a person's true intentions or motives when they are positioned behind a social media account or dating profile.

How To Keep The Fraudsters At Bay

Gad Elkin | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Gad Elkin

In order to prevent online fraud, it is important for businesses to recognise where their infrastructure is most vulnerable, educate employees effectively and work with the right partners to keep up with an evolving cyber security landscape.

Fake Death Canoe Man's Ex-Wife Speaks Of 'Guilt' And Thoughts Of Suicide

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK

The former wife of the man who faked his own death in a canoeing accident in 2002 has spoken out about the “deep shame” she feels for her part in ...

Identity Parade

Tim Barber | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Tech
Tim Barber

These innovative ways of identity management - at a personal and customer level - play a crucial part in driving us to do more and more online. And in the future, they will be pivotal in enabling us to make the most of the amazing opportunities our digital society presents.

Why Does Facebook Allow Identity Theft, Bullying and Scamming within its 'Community Values'?

Andy Lopata | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Tech
Andy Lopata

I received a message on Facebook on Sunday. Because it went into my 'Filtered Requests', from someone to whom I'm not connected, I didn't see it until Wednesday evening. Even then, after a cursory glance, I nearly deleted it...

Britain Is in the Depths of a Social Housing Crisis

Michelle Ackerley | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK
Michelle Ackerley

The housing investigators hard work and ingenuity is what will really start to turn the tide in the battle against tenancy cheats and hopefully have a positive impact on Britain's social housing crisis. However, with housing shortages, people abandoning their homes and those cheating the system - this is clearly not an easy task.