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Alert: Fraudsters taking advantage of the Rio Olympics 2016

22nd June 2016

As the start of the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro approaches, the increase in media coverage provides an opportunity for criminals to take advantage of people’s familiarity with the Olympic brand for their own gain.

Over £1bn lost by businesses to online crime in a year

13th June 2016

With online crime becoming an increasing threat for businesses, new figures from Get Safe Online and Action Fraud show that from March 2015 – March 2016, a huge total of £1,079,447,765 was reported lost by businesses to online crime.

#RedCardtoCrime ahead of the UEFA European Football Championships 2016

6th June 2016

With only four days to go until the opening ceremony of the final tournament of the UEFA EURO 2016, the City of London Police is launching a campaign called #RedCardtoCrime to tackle online ticketing fraud, anti-social behaviour and the sale of counterfeit goods.