Crime and security (fraud)

Households warned of landline scams

HMRC reports increasing number of fraudulent phone calls.

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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 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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