Membership of the NEFF is on an annual basis, as member you will be:
- Kept informed of all conferences, training programmes and specialist forums.
- Offered special discounted rates for these events (some will be offered free to members).
Please note membership of the NEFF is on an annual basis the 2013 / 2014 membership starts on 1st April 2013 and ends 31st March 2014.
There are now 5 categories of membership which gives the structure of the membership greater flexibility:
- Individual Premium
- Corporate Gold
- Title Sponsor
North East Fraud Forum
The mission of the NEFF is to bring the private and public sectors together to reduce financial crime. This will:
- Protect the private and public sectors as well as individuals from becoming victims of fraud.
- Stimulate and encourage growth of the private sector and the proper conduct of public bodies; facilitate working relationships between law enforcement, public bodies, private organisations and the voluntary sector.
- Promote awareness of fraud amongst members and other organisations
- Encourage good practice and an anti-fraud culture by developing anti-fraud strategies for its membership.
- Establish good practice between its members for fraud prevention, investigation and detection.
There are many ways that scammers take advantage of unsuspecting tourists, but more common schemes can be avoided if travelers stay alert, and take a few basic precautions. For one thing, tourists should always be wary of anything offered for “free,” and of special deals that seem too good to be true. The oft-repeated advice […]
More victims of telephone fraudsters, who persuade the unwary to hand over their life savings, have come forward – one woman lost more than £100,000. It has also emerged that, in some rare cases, the banks have been refunding the money. Last month Guardian Money highlighted how thousands of mostly older people had fallen […]
The latest dirty tricks involve sending emails saying you’ve got cancer to threatening to spread rumours that you’re a paedophile. Full Story – The Guardian
Police are warning of ‘courier fraud’, where victims dial their bank’s number and speak to ‘staff’ who persuade them to part with huge sums of money. It starts with a phone call from someone pretending to be from your bank, and can end with the loss of £40,000 or more. It’s one of the most sophisticated […]