North East Fraud Forum
NEFF Membership Structure - 2013/14.
There are now 5 categories of membership which gives the structure of the membership greater flexibility:
2. Individual Premium
4. Corporate Gold
5. Title Sponsor
For more information and details of the membership tariffs as it applies to each of the above categories and an application form please go to - NEFF 2013 / 2014 Membership.
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.
North East Fraud Forum Masterclass on Monday 16th December 2013 - "CASH FOR CRASH"
Venue; 8.01, 8th Floor, University of Newcastle Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE.
Cash-for-Crash cases have been in the news during 2013, in part for the networks of criminals involved and in part because of the losses incurred. The recent Channel 4 Dispatches programme profiles a multi-million pound case involving multiple crashes in rural parts of Durham and successfully prosecuted by Durham Police. The case have highlighted not just the proliferation of cases but also the demands on police resources, the role of professionals both in facilitating the fraud and in their potential ability to identify frauds; the presence of other crimes involving the perpetrators; and the lack of coordination and information-sharing between police, insurers and professionals.
This Masterclass looks at the cases and the lessons that can be learned on cooperation, coordination, and joined-up work in fighting fraud.
North East Fraud Forum Strategic Plan 2011 - 2013
A message from the Chairman of the North East Fraud Forum - Alan Brown.
It is with continued pride and pleasure that I am able to present the North East Fraud Forum (NEFF) Strategy for 2011/13. When we embarked on the development of the NEFF our intention was to create an organisation aimed at filling a gap in the fight against fraud. We had a concept and the dynamism to be creative in the manner with which we addressed fraudulent activity. That was in 2003; this strategy will cover the period up to 2013, which will see us celebrate our first decade in existence.
A decade on, the key messages have not changed; we can all be victims of fraud in its many guises, some not readily apparent. If we have learnt anything it is that individuals and organisations need to be ever vigilant in the fight against fraud. As we identify the fraudsters' activities so the next fraud is developing. Initially we discussed identity and credit card frauds (still very much a threat). However new terminology has entered our ‘fraud' dictionary. Who amongst us were conversant with words such as ‘boiler room fraud', ‘phishing' and ‘mortgage fraud' until, recently?
The development of this strategy coincides with the release of the National Fraud Authority's research indicating that the true extent of fraud loss in the United Kingdom totals £38.3 billion annually.
(To read the full Chairman's message please open attached NEFF Strategic Plan 2011 1013)
NEFF Contact Details
Postal Address and Contact Numbers
North East Fraud Forum
c/o Quo Vadis Forensic Limited
3 Vermont House