• The North East Fraud Forum

    Bringing Public & Private Sectors Together

Forthcoming Events

Thu 31

NEFF Masterclass – Understanding the Threats

January 31 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Gateshead

NEFF Membership – 2019 / 20

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NEFF – Membership Renewal 2019/20 and Application
The NEFF is aiming to continue the success of the past years by delivering a service that is complimentary to the needs of our members.

We are actively involved with our regional law enforcement and together with a wide range of national / government bodies we aim to help raise awareness of the latest developments in fraud, financial crime and cybercrime for the benefit of our members in the Region.

The NEFF will continue to deliver a range of unique and varied events over the next membership year, and will as usual, attempt to tailor them to the needs of our members. To support us in achieving that goal, we are very interested in understanding the problems that are affecting you and your business in the Region and would like to hear from you regarding ideas for these events.

Our new website is much more interactive than the old one, and we would like to offer members the opportunity to promote their business, events etc. on our site   – by contacting John Heslop at the following email [email protected]

Please note this facility will only be available to the 2019 / 20 members who take out  a Corporate membership or above.  

2019/20 Membership

Our new membership year starts 1st April 2019 and will run until 31st March 2020; we have maintained the same membership packages and costs for the forthcoming year:

Individual – £125 + VAT
Individual Premium – £250 + VAT
Corporate – £500 + VAT
Corporate Gold – £1250 + VAT
Title Sponsor – £6000 + VAT

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 – Mandate Fraud Increase

For your information there has been a significant number of successful mandate frauds which on some occasions run into many hundreds of thousands of pounds de-frauded. The fraudsters email unsuspecting businesses either purporting to be a client of theirs or a senior member of their team and request transfer of funds to a particular account […]

Banks and building societies join forces to help tackle telephone fraud as it’s revealed vishing losses TRIPLED in last year to £24m

There has been a substantial climb in the number of people targeted by phone fraudsters in a scam known as vishing, according to new data from Financial Fraud Action UK. In the last year, at least £23.9million has been raided by fraudsters this way, up from £7million in 2013 as banks and building societies struggle […]

The £3.5bn mobile phone theft racket: Beware crooks who run up vast bills calling premium rate lines on your stolen mobile – leaving you counting the cost

Today, Money Mail lays bare a £3.5 billion racket that allows mobile phone firms to profit from criminal gangs who steal handsets, then run up thousands of pounds in international calls. An industry insider has revealed how crooks make a fortune in tourist hotspots and cities by using stolen phones to call premium-rate lines in […]

Contactless cards: how to avoid paying twice

Credit cards that you simply wave at a reader save time and are a boon for visitors to London. But they can also raid your bank account invisibly. The value of the average contactless card transaction is relatively small at £6.65, meaning they are easy to miss on bank statements. Regularly checking your statements is […]