Crime and security (fraud)

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.

Whiplash claims must be reduced, say MPs and insurers

A committee of MPs will look at how the number and cost of whiplash claims in the UK can be reduced, it has been announced.

Online security should be top of business agendas, says Government

Business leaders should be taking a more direct interest in protecting their businesses from cyber threats, the Government has warned.

Do you take online payments? You could end up paying for fraud

Small businesses taking online payments could end up paying the price for online fraud the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has warned.

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