LGA submission to review of use of communications data and interception powers

Posted on: 02/04/2015 15:41
Link: http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/regulatory-services-and-licensing/-/journal_content/56/10180/7135697/ARTICLE
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The LGA has submitted evidence to the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation's review of the use of communications data and interception powers, relating to councils' use of communications data. Click the link for more information....[MORE]

Home Office Open Consultation on POCA

Posted on: 01/12/2014 14:36
Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/proceeds-of-crime-act-2002-codes-of-practice-consultation
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The home office has started an open consultation on the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. This is to take account of amendments made by the Crime Act 2009 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013....[MORE]

Criminals jailed for council-tax re-branding scam

Posted on: 01/12/2014 08:36
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Three people have been found guilty and given prison sentences for a £250,000 council tax re-banding scam nJack Henry had pleaded guilty to defrauding customers though five council tax re-banding businesses and for money laundering offences. He was sentenced to five years and 10 months imprisonment nWendy Smith, who acted as a salesperson for the company, was sentenced to two years imprisonment, while John Boon, who worked as an account for the businesses, was found guilty of money laundering ...[MORE]

Calls to UK benefit fraud hotline double in two months

Posted on: 01/12/2014 08:35
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A BRITISH benefits fraud hotline in Spain has seen a huge surge in vital tip-offs. Calls to the hotline have more than doubled in the last two months, following a major advertising campaign launched by the British Government. The campaign encourages the public to call the hotline if they suspect benefit fraud, and to urge claimants to report changes in their circumstances. Work and Pensions Minister Mark Harper, said: “Hard-working taxpayers have had enough of fraudsters taking money which i...[MORE]

Fighting Fraud Locally, questions

Posted on: 19/11/2014 13:58
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CIPFA are undertaking the research for the next Fighting Fraud Locally Strategy. We will be running workshops over the next few weeks but would like to get your thoughts on LA fraud. Below are 5 questions we would like you to answer Please email your response to counterfraudcentre@cipfa.org 1. Name your top ten current risks – type of fraud ( not in order and don’t need to be 1 n2. What are the barriers to you in undertaking counter fraud work (resources: please say staff or budget, powe...[MORE]

Top ten online scams and how fraudsters stole a victims money and conned his Facebook friends too

Posted on: 13/11/2014 12:32
Link: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2801328/top-ten-online-scams-fraudsters-stole-victim-s-money-conned-facebook-friends-too.html
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Top five Facebook scams revealed

Posted on: 05/11/2014 11:12
Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/11205517/Top-five-Facebook-scams-revealed.html
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Almost half of social media threats prey on users’ curiosity to check who has viewed their profile, according to new research....[MORE]

MPs call for 'pause' on transfer of fraud investigation

Posted on: 15/05/2014 13:58
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Some of you might have seen this, but I am sharing just in case http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmworpen/1082/108202.htm MPs have issued a warning about the potential for fraud and error under the government’s universal credit rollout and have called for the launch of a single fraud investigation service to be delayed nThe work and pensions committee, chaired by the Labour MP Dame Anne Begg, said in a report today that it was not yet clear how the Department for Work...[MORE]

Social housing tenant sentenced to 24 months for fraudulently claiming social housing

Posted on: 30/04/2014 11:25
Link: http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/what-we-do/media-centre/news-releases/2014/Pages/social-housing-tenant-sentenced-to-24-months-.aspx
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A former City of London social housing tenant has been convicted at the Old Bailey (29/04/2014) of using counterfeit identity documents to obtain social housing with the City of London Corporation. The 54-year-old woman pleaded guilty to five charges in relation to social-housing fraud and housing-benefit fraud, at the Old Bailey on 29th April 2014, following an investigation by the City of London Corporation, which owns and manages 11 housing estates across seven London boroughs. The court h...[MORE]

Still places left for the Fraud Error Debt conference 2014

Posted on: 05/02/2014 08:24
Link: http://www.fed-conf.co.uk/agenda
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Free to attend for the public sector. Full details on the website link, below....[MORE]

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