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Contactless payment fraud soars to £7m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:37:11 PM
Machine learning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:29 PM
....By analysing large amounts of data and looking for patterns, activity which might not otherwise be visible to human analysts can be identified. One common application of this ability is in the fight against debit and credit card fraud. ...
Financial fraud tops £768 million as impersonation scams and cyber attacks drive increase image
. Among almost two million cases reported, impersonation and deception scams, as well as online attacks to compromise data, continued to be the primary drivers behind losses, with payment card fraud the fastest growing. ...
Crackdown on contactless card security flaw welcomed by MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 09:13:12 AM
....Griffith-Jones pointed out that contactless fraud represented only about 0. 5% of overall card fraud. ...
Credit card with fraud-busting display image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 03:00:27 PM
....Oberthur Technologies is currently in discussions with UK banks about rolling out the technology and will have cards "in the hands" of consumers in France by the end of the year. Credit card fraud costs banks millions of pounds each year. ...
Protect bank transfer scam victims, demands Which? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 11:01:19 PM
....In a challenge to regulators, it said that anyone falling prey to a bank transfer scam had no legal right to get their money back from a bank. It wants them to order banks to offer people the same protection that credit card fraud victims receive. ...
The police chief battling cybercriminals from Russia and Ukraine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of August 2016 06:00:00 AM
.... Was he really in a Travelodge, ordering takeaway pizzas? No, was his answer, he was at home with his family. Like millions of others, Dyson had fallen victim to card fraudsters stealing from his account. ...

Dozens of New York mobsters arrested by the FBI with names such as 'Muscles', 'Tony the Cripple', 'Mustache Pat' and 'Tugboat'
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....Illegal gambling was a major source of funds - one New York establishment held poker tournaments and took bets on the horses - while sports gambling businesses operated in New York, Florida, New Jersey and Costa Rica, it added. The crime ring allegedly sold firearms and untaxed cigarettes, and engaged in credit card fraud conspiracy and health care fraud using corrupt doctors to issue unnecessary prescriptions for an expensive cream, it stated. ...

Heroic bystander tackles man assaulting a police officer
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 12:10:12 PM
. A heroic bystander rushed to the aid of an Oklahoma police officer who was attacked while trying to arrest a credit card fraud suspect on Monday, August 1. ...

'Heartless' woman accused of stealing wallet from dead crash victim 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of July 2016 10:45:51 AM
.... It was pretty cold-hearted,” he told the website. She is charged with burglary, tampering with evidence, theft and credit card fraud. ...

Cyber crime: One in 10 people now victim of fraud or online offences, figures show
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....However the figures for murder, knife and gun crime and sex offences were all up, year on year. Cyber-crime covers a wide range of offences including bank and credit card fraud, online shopping rip-offs, hacking and even so-called romance scams where people are persuaded to part with thousands of pounds by people posing as their lovers online. ...
Stung by phone call scam after switching to TalkTalk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of June 2016 06:00:03 AM
....Ofcom says it is “very concerned” about this scam and admits it is an industry-wide problem. However, unlike bank or credit card fraud, the telecoms companies are under no obligation to refund you. ...
Finger slip could be costly as contactless and cashless payments become more popular image
.... . Rising credit and debit card fraud is another worry, while contactless payments also leave users feeling vulnerable. ...
Welcome to a cashless future where retailers recognise our faces image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of June 2016 07:08:55 AM
....But the cashless world of online retail has major problems with both fraud and rejected payments. A recent study by Nilson found that credit card fraud grew faster in 2014 than global e-commerce. ...
Cashless Britain advances as contactless and debit cards thrive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of May 2016 11:01:22 PM
....5bn that were made between businesses. Related: Contactless payments mean card fraud now happens after cancellation. ...
Beware of scams: Beat fraudsters by staying alert image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 09:57:00 AM
....Growing numbers of Britons have lost tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds they will never get back and the losses continue to grow. The overall fraud rate has risen by a shocking 20 per cent in the last year following a surge in bank account and credit card fraud, according to the latest Fraud Index from Experian. ...
Uber claims US regulators collect too much data on its passengers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:01:10 PM
.... Uber provided at least some data in about 85% of those cases, the company said. Many of those cases were related to suspected credit card fraud, Uber said, adding that though that number might seem low, police can get data on trips from riders and drivers directly. ...
Mobile banking in the spotlight as fraudsters pull £6,000 sting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of April 2016 06:00:01 AM
....Last month, meanwhile, NatWest was forced to admit that its security measures weren’t good enough after staff on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme were able to hack into a colleague’s bank account and steal a token sum using her phone. The programme had been contacted by a number of people who had lost money to sim card fraudsters. ...
Bernard Hogan-Howe is wrong: victims of online fraud are not to blame | Richard Lloyd image
.... In many cases banks have based their decisions to reject the original claim “on a hunch”, without conducting a full investigation. Unlike Sir Bernard, we surveyed more than 3,000 people about their experiences of card fraud to find out how well banks were dealing with claims. ...
Deception scams drive rise in financial fraud image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 07:21:00 PM
.... . Card spending increased by 7 per cent, meaning card fraud equates to 8. ...
Banking scams push up UK financial fraud 'by more than 25%' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 01:30:55 PM
.... A total of £843. 6m of attempted card fraud was prevented by banks and card companies, equivalent to £6 out of every £10 of fraud being stopped, it said. ...
Tap-and-go card boom leaves elderly at greater risk of 'family fraud' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 09:30:46 PM
....” . Have you been a victim of card fraud? We want to hear about it. ...
Ever had your card declined abroad? Let your mobile worry about that now image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of January 2016 06:59:25 AM
....This is something that has doubtless happened to many of us while on holiday, but a new initiative will hopefully put an end to the hassle and embarrassment of having genuine transactions declined or your card blocked. Over the next few months, technology is set to be rolled out that allows an individual’s bank and mobile phone to “talk” to each other in an attempt to combat card fraud. ...
Vishing and smishing: Social engineering fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of January 2016 03:04:45 AM
.... . In the last two years there has been a spike in this type of fraud, with reported losses in 2015 doubling to nearly $1bn (£675m) - though, by comparison, global credit card fraud was $16bn last year. ...
Contactless cards spark security fears   image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 10:34:13 AM
.... When a customer reports a lost or stolen card they will be advised to report any transactions they do not recognise to their bank. Anyone who is a victim of card fraud will get their money back and will not be left out of pocket. ...
Contactless payments mean card fraud now happens after cancellation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 07:00:10 AM
....“As always, it is important to check bank or card statements regularly for any unusual transactions, especially if a card has been lost or stolen. Anyone who is a victim of card fraud will get their money back and will not be left out of pocket. ...
So you think you’re safe doing internet banking? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of November 2015 06:59:04 AM
....Another expert in this area, Richard Emery, who runs security consultancy 4Keys International, is similarly critical of the way the banks operate online. Emery, who has appeared in these pages before and on BBC’s Watchdog, investigates alleged card fraud for the criminal courts and helps customers in battles with their banks. ...
RBS scraps bonuses for bank staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 12:45:23 PM
....The move will also ensure that staff at less busy branches will not lose out compared with those doing the same job at busier outlets. There have been calls from independent bodies to change the way retail bank staff are paid following various mis-selling scandals, such as payment protection insurance, known as PPI, credit card fraud protection and swaps. ...
Latest scam – fraudsters claiming to be your boss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 07:26:14 AM
.... . • Banks refusing to repay card fraud victims based on 'a hunch' . ...
Banks refusing to repay card fraud victims based on 'a hunch' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 05:21:11 AM
. Banks are refusing to pay compensation to card fraud victims based on nothing more than a "hunch", while others are forced to wait longer than four weeks to get their money back. ...
Contactless card limit rises to £30 after surge in transactions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 09:12:51 AM
.... A recent investigation by the consumer group Which? used “easily and cheaply” acquired technology from a mainstream website to take enough information from cards to place orders for items including a £3,000 TV. But the UK Cards Association has described instances of fraud on contactless cards as extremely rare, with losses of less than a penny for every £100 spent on contactless – far lower than card fraud generally. ...
Foil-lined wallet 'cuts fraud risk' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 02:52:13 PM
....Some retailers ask for other information, other than the three-digit security code on the back of a card. "Instances of fraud on contactless cards are in fact extremely rare, with losses of less than a penny for every £100 spent on contactless - far lower even than overall card fraud," Mr Koch said. ...
Money Talks: contactless card fraud, most convicted landlords and savings warning image
....Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed. Contactless card fraud is too easy, says Which?. ...
Contactless card fraud is too easy, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 09:19:17 AM
....“The method shown by Which? is not a new discovery,” said Richard Koch, head of policy at the UK Cards Association. “Instances of fraud on contactless cards are in fact extremely rare, with losses of less than a penny for every £100 spent on contactless – far lower even than overall card fraud. ...
Online bank fraud soars with conmen on the rise image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 27th of March 2015 12:44:30 PM
.... . FFA UK, whose membership includes banks and card issuers among others, said a driver behind the increase in card fraud is criminals using UK cards fraudulently abroad, where they can potentially get round some of their security features. ...
Police raid iconic skyscrapers in fraud crackdown image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of March 2015 02:10:32 PM
.... • Frauds outnumber burglaries for the first time . • One in five are victims of bank card fraud . ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of January 2015 01:38:33 PM
. Around two million Britons who may have been mis-sold insurance to cover events such as credit card fraud will be asked to vote for a scheme that could cost top high street banks hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation. ...
RBS contacts customers out of the blue to replace 'compromised' bank cards image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of December 2014 10:35:18 AM
.... . RBS did not say how many customers were being contacted, but told Telegraph Money the action was part of a trial launched in June this year aimed at stamping out card fraud before it occurred. ...
Is opening an account at Barclays a passport for international crooks? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of September 2014 06:00:11 AM
.... Last month, it emerged that 4m bank frauds are currently being left out of the official UK crime figures. If bank and credit card fraud were included in the annual Crime Survey for England and Wales, the estimated number of offences would jump by 50% – taking the total from 7. ...
Why do you have to buy an iPhone 6 to get a working digital wallet? Think different image
....Mobile payments can also actually limit fraud, which is so prevalent with easily breached credit cards where personal data can be quickly stolen and re-used. Nearly half of all credit card fraud in the world occurred in the US in 2012, because our security systems are so lax. ...
Could a device that reads your blood stop bank fraud? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of September 2014 04:58:29 PM
. Last year, the British banking industry lost a little over £450 million in card fraud - a greater amount than in any year aside from 2005, 2007 and 2008. ...
EE admits its mistake for cutting off phone image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of August 2014 10:56:46 AM
.... . Within a few minutes of completing the transaction, I received a text alert from the credit card provider indicating possible card fraud. ...
Money Talks: letting agents accused and best washing-up liquid revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of August 2014 12:23:39 PM
....• When a listed building isn't, at least according to LV. • Why was this Sainsbury's Bank credit card fraud so easy to commit?. ...
'Sophisticated' spy camera cash machine gang jailed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 21st of August 2014 11:46:08 AM
. A gang behind a "sophisticated" bank card fraud has been jailed. ...
Macy's to pay $650,000 settlement over racial profiling charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of August 2014 03:36:01 PM
.... Consumers also charged that Macy’s was engaging in improper apprehensions and detentions. Among the charges investigated by Schneiderman were claims that minority customers carrying goods between floors by escalator were wrongly stopped by loss prevention staff, customers with limited English proficiency who were suspected of shoplifting or credit card fraud were not permitted to make phone calls, denied access to an interpreter, and were required to sign trespass notices even though they could not understand the notices. ...
Macy's settles racial profiling allegations from shoppers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of August 2014 02:57:29 PM
....Some complaints against Macy's were from customers who, despite not concealing goods, were detained after moving between floors at the Manhattan store. Other customers who spoke poor English, and were suspected of shoplifting or credit card fraud, were not allowed to make phone calls or have an interpreter, and were required to sign documents that they could not understand. ...
Macy's pays £650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of August 2014 02:48:58 PM
....The complaints included customers detained after traveling between floors by escalator with unconcealed merchandise. Other customers speaking limited English and suspected of shoplifting or credit card fraud were not permitted to make phone calls, denied access to an interpreter and required to sign trespass notices they couldn't understand. ...
Scam victim who lost £80,000 set to take legal action against Santander image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of August 2014 05:59:00 AM
....In recent months, Guardian Money has highlighted a particularly nasty scam that sees customers rung up by fraudsters who pretend to be phoning from the bank. They are first warned they've been the victim of a bank card fraud, and are then persuaded to move all their money to a new "secure" account set up by the bank – one that turns out to be the scammer's account. ...

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