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Reports and Trends

Cifas reports and data give unique insight into the growing threat of fraud and financial crime, helping your organisation to develop effective counter strategies. They provide the perspectives and expertise you need to better understand the latest developments in the fraud and financial crime landscape.

Wolves of the Internet: Where do fraudsters hunt for data online?

Where do fraudsters hunt for data online? Read our new report in collaboration with Forensic Pathways looking at how criminals access personal data, with recommendations on how to stop them.

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2018 Fraudscape

Our fraud report Fraudscape finds a reduction in fraudulent conduct overall, but with the highest level of identity fraud ever recorded, and a 27% increase in young people acting as money mules.

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Who are the victims of identity fraud?

In a joint report with LexisNexis, we assess the characteristics of impersonation to identify those most at risk. The report highlights that 19% of identity fraud victims are company directors – one of the most at-risk groups for this type of crime.

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Fraudscape 2017

The most comprehensive picture of fraud and fraudulent attempts made in the UK, Fraudscape details fraud trends from over 325,000 cases recorded in 2016.

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Employee Fraudscape 2016

Analysis of internal frauds recorded by 153 organisations, with an overview of threats and vulnerabilities. Includes a collaborative report on whistleblowing.

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Fraudscape 2016

Reveals and explores the main fraud trends in the UK using details from over 320,000 fraud cases recorded in 2015, using data from 261 organisations.

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Young people's attitudes towards committing fraud

Cifas worked with BritainThinks to investigate the attitudes of 16-19-year-olds towards the idea of committing fraud.

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Read the quantitative survey findings

Cross-sector fraud data could unlock millions in additional insurance savings

Fraud data from other sectors can help insurers identify and tackle policy application and claims fraud, reducing the financial impact on the industry.

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