Fraud has rapidly become the common crime in the UK and in 2021 it has showed no signs of slowing down.
According to UK Finance’s 2021 Half Year Fraud Report, the pandemic has seen an evolution in fraud as our lives become increasingly digitised. In the first half of this year, fraudsters stole £753.9 million – a staggering increase of over a quarter (30 per cent) in comparison to the first half of 2020.
Collaboratively, the banking and finance industry prevented a further £736 million from being stolen, but as fraudsters become increasingly sophisticated and look for new ways to target victims, it is essential that as individuals we are aware of how to spot a potential scam.
This International Fraud Awareness Week, Intelligencia Training are voicing the Metropolitan Police’s ‘Ten Golden Rules’ to prevent fraud.
You can read more advice at https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/personal-fraud/prevent-personal-fraud/
Intelligencia Training is a specialist apprenticeship provider at the forefront of the UK’s fraud epidemic. Through the delivery of the Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship Standard, Intelligencia continues to support learner cohorts from high-profile organisations, with an aim to allow for parity across sectors and comprehensive development of all knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with being an effective and competent Fraud Investigation professional.
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