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Crime and security (fraud)

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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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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Pensioners at risk from scammers

Fraudulent pension schemes, employer impersonation and fake financial advice are some of the tactics used to defraud pensioners, according to Citizens Advice.

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SMEs warned about cyber threats

Small and medium-sized businesses should do more to protect themselves against online fraud and IT security risks, a panel of experts has said.

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Underpaid workers get £4.6 million in wage arrears

Underpaid workers received more than £4.6 million in minimum wage arrears during 2013/14, HM Revenue & Customs has said.

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Insurance fraud topped £1 billion in 2012

The value of fraudulent insurance claims made in 2012 reached £1.1 billion, according to figures from the Association of British Insurers.

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Whiplash claims must be reduced, say MPs and insurers

A committee of MPs will look at how the number and cost of whiplash claims in the UK can be reduced, it has been announced.

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Online security should be top of business agendas, says Government

Business leaders should be taking a more direct interest in protecting their businesses from cyber threats, the Government has warned.

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