Internal and External Threats – Is There a Difference?

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Risk is something that every business must handle, with most focusing on external threats, such as computer hackers. But are the risks from the inside any different? And if not, are they being under-appreciated? Internal threats are no different to external threats The CIFAS Employee Fraudscape 2016 Report reveals just how prevalent internal fraud is […]

CIFAS report fraudulent employment applications at record high

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In the first half of 2014, over half of all the confirmed frauds (63%) recorded to the CIFAS Internal Fraud Database were Employment Application Frauds: frauds where job applicants have made serious fraudulent declarations about employment history, qualifications, criminal records and so on. This is in keeping with the trends recorded during the previous year […]

Video presentation: Steve Girdler, Managing Director EMEA, HireRight

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‘What’s at stake? Executives and your corporate reputation’. Steve Girdler, Managing Director EMEA at HireRight, discusses the importance of entrusting your business’s reputation to the correct leadership at the CIFAS Staff Fraudscape breakfast briefing earlier this month. To watch the full presentation click here HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through the biggest screening […]

Fake job applications most common entry point for fraudsters, says CIFAS

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Experts call for culture change as staff fraud cases continue to rise. Organisations are most vulnerable to employee fraudsters at the recruitment stage, according to the latest report from the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, CIFAS. Read the full article in People Management   HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through the biggest screening challenges […]

Free Event: Fraudscape Breakfast Briefing 8 April 2014

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HireRight is pleased to be hosting the launch of this year’s CIFAS Fraudscape report in relation to internal fraud. The event will be free to attend and will take place at Prospero House (near Borough tube station) in London on Tuesday 8 April 2014, 8.30-10.30am. This report is an annual analysis of the confirmed frauds recorded to […]

Rise in insider frauds leaves organisations vulnerable warns CIFAS

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Written by Richard Hurley, Communications Manager, CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service Analysis of frauds recorded on the CIFAS Internal Fraud Database reveals another sharp increase in the level of staff fraud during 2013 (when compared with 2012). Within this increase, however, several interesting variations have been spotted: There was an 18% rise in […]

Internal fraud threats is no different from external fraud threats.

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Written by Richard Hurley, Communications Manager, CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service The frauds recorded to the CIFAS Staff/Internal Fraud Database in 2013 help to underline not only what insider threats have occurred, but where the real vulnerabilities lie. Fundamentally, of course, vulnerability is something that will always be tied up with risk: and […]

The continuing rise of Employment Application Frauds.

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Written by Sophie Keen, Staff Fraud Recruitment Manager – CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service Since the last HireRight blog post written by Arjun Medhi, employment application frauds reported to the CIFAS Staff Fraud Database have continued to rise. An employment application fraud is categorised by CIFAS as when a job applicant has knowingly […]