Crime and security (fraud)

HMRC warns of tax refund scam

Public told to ‘be alert’ to fraudsters.

New laws to protect company directors

Directors twice as likely to be targeted by identity thieves.

HMRC warns of gift card tax scam

‘Ruthless’ fraudsters target over-65s and the vulnerable.

Businesses under-reporting cyber attacks

Businesses are underestimating the importance of cyber security with 28% of cyber attacks being reported to the police, according to research by the Institute of Directors.

Fake financial services top cold-call scams

Fraudulent banking services, credit brokers and investment opportunities are the most common scams used by cold-callers, according to analysis by Citizens Advice.

Copyright theft puts business development at risk

A quarter of businesses with intellectual property rights have had their patent violated over the past 5 years, research by the Federation of Small Businesses has found.

Pensioners at risk from scammers

Fraudulent pension schemes, employer impersonation and fake financial advice are some of the tactics used to defraud pensioners, according to Citizens Advice.

SMEs warned about cyber threats

Small and medium-sized businesses should do more to protect themselves against online fraud and IT security risks, a panel of experts has said.

Underpaid workers get £4.6 million in wage arrears

Underpaid workers received more than £4.6 million in minimum wage arrears during 2013/14, HM Revenue & Customs has said.

Insurance fraud topped £1 billion in 2012

The value of fraudulent insurance claims made in 2012 reached £1.1 billion, according to figures from the Association of British Insurers.

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