News | 15 April 2021

Preventing fraud on social media: Fraud Advisory Panel statement

The Fraud Advisory Panel has published a joint statement on preventing fraud on social media. Social media has featured in at least 61,000 crime reports to Action Fraud in 2020-2021, with…

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News | 14 January 2021

Be alert to vaccine fraud

We’re supporting a campaign by the Government Counter Fraud Profession and NHS Counter Fraud Authority to combat so-called vaccine fraud. Covid-19 vaccination programmes have opened up new opportunities...

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News | 19 November 2020

Social care fraud

Social care fraud isn’t the type of crime that springs to mind when the word ‘fraud’ is mentioned, but it’s one of the fastest growing risks to the public purse.…

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News | 17 November 2020

Business rates fraud

What is business rates fraud? Business rates fraud is when businesses attempt to gain relief or exemptions from business rates that they’re not entitled to. It’s also known as non-domestic…

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News | 5 November 2020

Fraud team shortlisted for national award

We're pleased to announce that our counter fraud team has been shortlisted for a Tackling Economic Crime Award (TECA) for the second year in a row. Sponsored by Cifas...

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Image of fraud team and TECA Logo - Finalist 2020 - Veritau fraud team nominated for award

News | 26 October 2020

Phishing and its risks

Phishing is when cybercriminals attempt to trick you into giving away information. This usually occurs via email but can also be received on a text message, by phone, letter...

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News | 25 October 2020

What is whaling?

Whaling is where a cybercriminal impersonates a senior member of staff and sends a communication under their guise. It's similar to phishing but specifically targets senior people...

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News | 24 October 2020

Password security

We all know how important password security is. If a hacker is able to access your account, they could obtain dangerous information, install malware, steal data, or attempt a cyber-fraud…

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News | 21 October 2020

York man prosecuted for misusing family member’s blue badge

The York man was caught misusing a family member’s blue badge in the city centre earlier this year. An investigation into the misuse was conducted following...

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News | 2 June 2020

Fraud alert: Covid-19 business grants

Beware of the latest Covid business grants fraud, where scammers email councils requesting information about businesses. It’s been confirmed these were sent by fraudsters, pretending to be senior officers from…

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News | 5 May 2020

Veritau’s Covid-19 response team

At Veritau we set up a Covid-19 response team soon after the start of the pandemic and they’ve been busy ever since. Their aim is to provide consistent and timely…

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News | 20 April 2020

7 types of fraud on the rise due to coronavirus

Fraud might be the last thing on your mind during this crisis, but sadly criminals will take advantage of any situation. Here are seven types of fraud on the rise…

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