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 […]

Risking a criminal record for misusing confidential information

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Employers should ensure employees know the consequences of pilfering sensitive data Employers will always be concerned about employees removing their confidential information, such as client lists or business plans, by using personal email accounts, memory sticks or old fashioned photocopying. Firewalls, password protection and computer use policies can only take an employer so far in […]

Fraudster gets four years’ jail for swindling £2.9m from recruitment company

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A fraudster who stole £2.9m from creative, digital and media recruitment firm Devonshire Appointments, has been jailed for four years after a hearing in the Old Bailey on Friday [29 August]. Payroll administrator Dennis Harold swindled Devonshire Appointments out of £2.9m between 2007 and 2013 by inventing temporary staff and paying wages into more than […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kroll Global Fraud Report finds growing insider threat

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According to the 2013/14 Kroll Global Fraud Report, recently published by HireRight’s sister company, 72 per cent of companies have been hit by fraud led by at least one insider, up from 67 per cent last year. Of those victims of fraud, 32 per cent had suffered at least one crime where the main perpetrator […]

Are temporary staff putting you at risk?

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Temporary workforce remains a weakness in the screening program for many employers Temporary workers may fuel much of the predicted recruitment growth for 2013 as employers remain under pressure to keep short-term costs down. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) JobsOutlook reports that 88% of UK employers plan to increase or maintain their temporary staff […]

The case for ongoing background screening

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According to the 2012/13 Global Fraud Report, from HireRight’s sister company Kroll, two-thirds of fraud affecting companies in 2012/13 was carried out by someone who worked for the company one way or another. This risk has continued to rise year-on-year. These latest figures in the Global Fraud Report are up from 60% in 2011, and […]