Crime and security (fraud)

Taxpayers warned of HMRC scam calls

Scam calls widely reported ahead of self-assessment deadline.

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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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Protecting businesses from online crime

Online crime and fraud offences such as computer hacking have been included in official crime figures for the first time. The results show that there were more than 2.5 million cases of cyber crime in the last year. We look at the statistics in more detail and discuss ways to prevent your business becoming a target of online crime.

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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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