As well as producing our own reports and content (as shown in earlier previews) we will also re-post a selection of news stories and reports from the internet such as the following from Business Technology.
Greatest asset or biggest liability?
Source: Business Technology, 8th April 2012
What’s the biggest security risk when it comes to information? Probably your employees. But companies need to help staff to take responsibility, not demonise them.
In the recent BBC documentary The Tube about the London Underground, a lost property official revealed that 10,421 mobile phones had ended up in his department in the previous four months. This suggests that in London, travellers lose approximately 2,500 mobiles per month.
We are pleased to announce that #TheFraudTube will feature a range of bloggers, all domain experts. Each blog will be updated on a regular basis and you will be able to subscribe via RSS to either all of the blogs or to your chosen individual blogs.
Our bloggers are:
- Darren Hodder (@FraudAssist): Notes from the Editor
- Neira Jones (@NeiraJones): Information security, payments & risk
- Bennett Arron (@BennettArron): Identity fraud
- Laurie Beagle: Credit risk and b2b fraud
- Malcolm Gardner (@gardmal): Public sector fraud
- Robert Siciliano (@RobertSiciliano): Social media & cybercrime
Introducing Bennett Arron
It Wasn’t Me, It Was Bennett Arron
So, Identity Theft. What is it really? Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s basically when your personal details are used fraudulently to open accounts or obtain documentation in your name. This could result in debts being accumulated, for which you would initially be accountable – until you prove yourself innocent.
ID theft is quite commonplace now, but when it happened to me several years ago, no one really knew much about the crime. I had to convince the Police, as well as all the companies to which I allegedly owed money, that I was me, and not the person pretending to be me.
Someone had used my name to ring up thousands of pounds worth of bad debts. This gave me a bad credit-rating which meant I couldn’t get a mortgage, couldn’t get a credit card and couldn’t open a bank account. I couldn’t even join my local gym as they wouldn’t accept my direct debit – so it wasn’t all bad news….
Read the rest of Bennetts blog along with our other bloggers when #TheFraudTube launches on Tuesday 24th April 2012
We will provide live event coverage over Twitter. For example today we are at The Fraud Prevention Forum, follow and interact using #FPFLive and #TheFraudTube….
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As well as producing our own reports and content (as shown in yesterdays preview) we will also re-post a selection of news stories and reports from the internet such as the following from The Guardian.
Phone-hacking: Police hand files to prosecutors
Source: The Guardian, 18th April 2012
Police have handed case files relating to 11 suspects in the phone-hacking investigation to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
As well as producing our own reports and content (as shown in yesterdays preview) we will also re-post a selection of news stories and reports from the internet such as the following from BBC Newsnight
Former Wickes cashier James Ibori jailed for massive corruption
Source: BBC Newsnight, 16th April 2012
James Ibori was a petty criminal who once worked for the DIY store Wickes, but he re-invented himself as one of the richest – and most corrupt – of Nigeria’s regional governors.
UK aid funded firms ‘linked to Nigeria fraudster Ibori’
Source: BBC Newsnight, 16th April 2012
Britain’s Department for International Development is accused of allowing tens of millions of pounds in UK aid to be invested in Nigerian money laundering fronts, BBC Newsnight has learned.
Newsnight on BBCi Player
Source: BBC iPlayer, 16th April 2012
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Click here to view the full Newsnight programme, originally broadcast on 16th April 2012
Nick Kochan is a leading author and journalist in the fields of fraud, corruption and regulation. He writes for UK national newspapers, including the Financial Times, and magazines, including The Banker. He is also the author of many books on forensic topics, his latest being ‘Corruption, The New Corporate Challenge’. His book on money laundering…