Crime and security (fraud)

Households warned of landline scams

HMRC reports increasing number of fraudulent phone calls.

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Cyber-security measures to protect businesses

4 in 10 businesses faced security threat in the last year.

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Pensions cold-calling ban takes effect

Cold-callers could face fines of up to £500,000.

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Taxpayers warned of HMRC scam calls

Scam calls widely reported ahead of self-assessment deadline.

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HMRC warns of tax refund scam

Public told to ‘be alert’ to fraudsters.

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New laws to protect company directors

Directors twice as likely to be targeted by identity thieves.

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HMRC warns of gift card tax scam

‘Ruthless’ fraudsters target over-65s and the vulnerable.

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Businesses under-reporting cyber attacks

Businesses are underestimating the importance of cyber security with 28% of cyber attacks being reported to the police, according to research by the Institute of Directors.

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Fake financial services top cold-call scams

Fraudulent banking services, credit brokers and investment opportunities are the most common scams used by cold-callers, according to analysis by Citizens Advice.

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Copyright theft puts business development at risk

A quarter of businesses with intellectual property rights have had their patent violated over the past 5 years, research by the Federation of Small Businesses has found.

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