• The North East Fraud Forum

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NEFF Membership – 2018 / 19

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 2018 / 2019 membership starts on 1st April 2018 and ends 31st March 2019.

Membership Structure

There are now 5 categories of membership which gives the structure of the membership greater flexibility:

  • Individual
  • Individual Premium
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Gold
  • Title Sponsor

Read more about Membership options →

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.

Fraud News

Fraud Warning – New Lottery Fraud

A new lottery fraud is being promoted by email – the perpetrators are attempting to take advantage of this years World Cup in Brazil to give the fraud a look of authenticity.  They are attempting to obtain personal details from the unsuspecting to use their stolen identities for the following: •open bank accounts •obtain credit cards, loans and […]

Fraudsters’ five most wanted items

Over 221,000 people fell victim to fraud last year, according to new figures from the CIFAS National Fraud Database. While this marks an 11 per cent reduction on the remarkable levels witnessed the previous year, a closer look at the figures ‘completely dispels the idea that the tide has turned in the fight against fraud’, […]

The dangerous new scam you need to know about: Conmen target bank customers calling from a phone number that mimics that of their bank

Conmen are targeting bank customers with a terrifying telephone scam only previously seen in the U.S. This latest deception is known as ‘number spoofing’ because crooks call customers using a phone number which mimics that of their bank.They do this using a device which can copy any number — even if the one they are […]

Britain’s most wanted fraudsters: The faces of our men suspected of operating ‘boiler-room’ fraud from Spain

Four men are wanted for scams against the British public from Spain Graham Hawrysh, 37, and Robert Douglas Lynch, 53 are suspected.  Jeffrey Gordon, 54, has links to Romania as well as Ireland and Colombia.  Tunch Kashif, 48, is said to have engaged in various investment frauds Boiler Room fraud happens when investors are sold […]