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Charity Commission seeks views on insider fraud

The Commission says it will be working with charities to promote fraud prevention and help them develop anti-fraud cultures. It highlights that insider fraud can have a damaging impact on a charity’s reputation and the morale of other staff and volunteers, and can also dent donors’ and beneficiaries’ confidence in the charity and its work. [...]

By |2019-08-06T14:19:15+00:00November 1st, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Overseas online sellers failing to charge VAT

UK businesses are being adversely affected by overseas companies that engage in “unfair and illegal” tax practices using online trading platforms, according to a report from the Public Accounts Committee. The committee said that such practices have been active for a number of years, with the committee first raising the issue in 2013, and campaign [...]

By |2019-08-06T14:19:16+00:00October 26th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

The fine wine scam totalling £1m

Two directors of a company that traded in fine wines have been disqualified for a combined 20 years, following an Insolvency Service investigation, after scamming its customers out of nearly £1 million. The investigation by the Insolvency Service found that Crimson Fine Wines Limited, based initially in London and then in Sittingbourne in Kent, used [...]

By |2019-08-06T14:19:17+00:00October 24th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

The value of fraud committed in the UK last year topped £1bn

The value of fraud committed in the UK last year topped £1bn for the first time since 2011, prompting a warning about increasing cyber crime and the risk of more large-scale scams as the economy comes under pressure especially so now we have BREXIT. The 55% year-on-year rise in the value of fraud to £1.1bn [...]

By |2017-10-21T16:08:12+00:00October 21st, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

How do you deal with Company fraud

Company fraud levels have been at an all-time high since 2016. The percentage of companies that reported being victim to fraud has risen to 82% in the last year according to the Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report. Although external frauds often taken place, the most common type of fraud happens to be internal- [...]

By |2019-08-06T14:19:19+00:00October 21st, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Cyber attacks and malware: how can you protect your business?

Marcus Hutchins, the 23 year old who successfully stopped the WannaCry ransomware attack this May, has appeared in a US court after being arrested by the FBI in Las Vegas last Friday. Hutchins was in Las Vegas attending a conference on hacking, and was arrested over his alleged involvement in creating and selling a form [...]

By |2017-10-21T14:36:05+00:00October 21st, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Fraud costs the UK economy £193 billion a year

Fraud could be costing the UK a staggering £193 billion a year, far higher than previous government estimates which put the figure at around £50 billion in 2013. According to a new report, more than £6,000 lost per second every day of the year, equivalent to more than £3,900 per adult in the UK. The [...]

By |2017-10-28T05:37:55+00:00September 8th, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

Using Computer Forensics

Definition of Computer forensics : Computer forensics is the practice of collecting, analysing and reporting on digital data in a way that is legally admissible. It can be used in the detection and prevention of crime. Uses of Computer forensics: It can also be used  in any dispute where evidence is stored digitally. Computer forensics follows a [...]

By |2017-10-27T10:53:13+00:00August 18th, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

Employee Surveillance – How Far Does The Rabbit Hole Go?

Top Tips to employers prior to instructing surveillance on employees: When you should use surveillance Ensure you have given employees “thorough” assistance before instructing employee surveillance. Courts will often rule that an employee was not provided with adequate support before surveillance was used. Ensure there is a “strong case” for surveillance on employees when they [...]

By |2019-08-06T14:19:22+00:00August 14th, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

UK cyber fraud up 21%, says police fraud unit

Social engineering is a non-technical method of intrusion used by cyber criminals that relies heavily on human interaction and often involves tricking people into breaking normal security procedures. Typically, the aim is to trick people into malware-laden email attachments or to divulge sensitive information that can be used to steal information and credentials to commit fraud. The [...]

By |2019-08-06T14:19:25+00:00August 14th, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments