Mandate fraud occurs when criminals trick you into changing payment details (standing orders, direct debits etc), in order to divert payments intended for a legitimate organisation or person, to accounts controlled by the fraudster. This type of fraud usually involves criminals impersonating individuals from legitimate organisations you make payments to, for example a representative from the company that provides your stationery, or a service you have a subscription to or a email from the CEO or company accountant. The more details fraudsters have about you or your business the easier it is to pose as a supplier or trusted member of staff. Mandate fraud can often go unnoticed for months, dur- ing which time you will lose huge amounts of money, as well as the trust of suppliers you work with.
66% The increase in mandate fraud reports to Action Fraud between 2014 and 2015.
£9bn The loss incurred by small to medium sized (SMEs) businesses in Britain due to various forms of mandate fraud.
£1,658 The average amount lost by SMEs per year due to invoice related frauds.
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