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National campaign to tackle Courier Fraud

Forces across the country are ramping up their response to tackle cruel fraudsters who deliberately target the elderly. Throughout January Northumbria Police is lending its support to a national initiative which seeks to clampdown on a despicable scam known as Courier Fraud. As part of the complex con the vulnerable and the elderly are targeted by...
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Spotlight on: Charity fraud

Unfortunately charities are no less likely to be targeted than organisations in the private or public sector. Fraudsters do not give a free pass to charitable activities no matter how much good you’re trying to do in the world. This week The Charity Commission issued an alert for charities following a recent spate of attempted impersonation...
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Insight North East

Welcome – Insight North East We’d like to keep you updated on news from the North East LEP, read on for information on what’s been happening and our plans for 2020. If you’d like further information, please get in touch – [email protected] Brexit toolkit Brexit toolkit: resources and advice for businesses preparing for Brexit The North East...
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Don’t Be Fooled Campaign

In addition to trying to reach and educate those young people who attend our regions universities to the dangers of money mules. There are many young people who live within our region and don’t attend University that may also be targeted. We will therefore be working in partnership with other organisations to ensure during fraud week...
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International Fraud Awareness Week kicks off Nov. 17, 2019 worldwide

NORTH EAST FRAUD FORUM LIMITED – Joins Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud International Fraud Awareness Week kicks off Nov. 17, 2019 worldwide Fraud costs organizations worldwide an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE’s 2018 Report to the Nations...
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Lockdown Your Online Accounts With 2Fa

The easy way to keep hackers out of your online accounts. Whether it’s your Amazon or Netflix account, the explosion in popularity of online apps and services means more and more of us need to remember a seemingly endless list of passwords. Sometimes that leads to shortcuts that are bad for our online security, such as...
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Fraudsters Targeting Social Media Influencers

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Forged food: Investigators bust €200m global tuna scam

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the...
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Active Cyber Defence (ACD) – The Second Year Report

The Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme seeks to reduce the harm from commodity cyber attacks against the UK. The new report (PDF), written by the NCSC’s Technical Director Ian Levy, presents an honest analysis of the outcomes achieved in the ACD’s second year of operation. It covers a range of services from within the ACD programme, which...
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Warning after bogus traffic wardens steal bank cards

Individuals pretending to be police officers and traffic wardens are targeting members of the public. • Increased number of reports to Action Fraud of fraudsters claiming to be police officers or traffic wardens. • A number of reports have been linked to elderly and vulnerable victims. • If your bank card is retained by an ATM...
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Don’t let a scammer enjoy your retirement

Scammers are targeting pension pots of all sizes. Make sure you know how to spot the warning signs and how to keep your pension safe. Pension scams can be hard to spot. Scammers can be articulate and financially knowledgeable, with credible websites, testimonials and materials that are hard to distinguish from the real thing. How pension...
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