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Companies House investigates company cloning scam

Companies House investigates company cloning scam

Companies House is investigating after a restaurant cloning scam was uncovered by a BBC investigation. The corporation claims fraudsters have cloned the identities of famous names such as Yotam Ottolenghi and Heston Blumenthal in order to open bank accounts and apply for loans. Restaurants fallen victim to the cloning scam too, often using a slight […]

The UK’s cargo crime crisis

The UK’s cargo crime crisis

Cargo crime is rising on UK roads, with the international transportation theft of “Goods in Transit” swiftly becoming one of the more common crimes against haulage operators and suppliers. Evidence suggests that logistics companies are falling behind the curve when it comes to dealing with the ever more elaborate scams being orchestrated by organised crime […]

Meet The Team: Pascal Guignard, International New Business Consultant

Meet The Team: Pascal Guignard, International New Business Consultant

What does a day in your life look like? My day-today role requires a high volume of juggling tasks. Whether its researching prospective clients online, or reaching out to new business leads, no two days are the same.  Reaching out to old friends from my business network is  a central aspect of the role, particularly […]

Meet the team: Jefferson Liptak, Investigative Researcher

Jefferson Liptak

What does a typical day in your job look like? The day starts with a new client: I start by getting the name of a person or business and, if I’m lucky maybe an age or state. From there, I run the name through one of our various Open Source databases, looking for any potential […]

Banks breathe ‘sigh of relief’ as Supreme Court backs Barclays in APP fraud case

Banks breathe ‘sigh of relief’ as Supreme Court backs Barclays in APP fraud case

Today’s judgment in Philipps v Barclays find that British banks can’t be held responsible for fraudulent transactions if authorised by the consumer. Our CEO, Mike LaCorte, was featured in City A.M. and Bloomberg following the judgment, highlighting that while a relief to the banking sector, APP fraud remains a huge challenge and banks need to […]

Is it time to add absence management to your counter-fraud strategy?

Is it time to add absence management to your counter-fraud strategy?

This week’s headlines of record numbers not working in the UK due to ill health make somber reading. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) state that over 2.5 million workers are currently absent due to health problems. Whilst it is of course only right that genuinely incapacitated workers are supported to the hilt by responsible […]

Romance scams on the rise – how to spot a swindler this Valentine’s Day

Romance scams on the rise – how to spot a swindler this Valentine’s Day

According to recent research from UK Finance, almost 30% of people who meet others online are asked to lend money to someone they have not met in person. This Valentine’s Day it’s crucial to remember that romance scams are on the rise (up 31% in 2022) and heartless criminals are looking to take advantage of […]

It’s coming home…

its coming home

It seems that it wasn’t just Gary Lineker who was ‘all ears’ at the recent Wolves v Liverpool game!