International Fraud Awareness Week



This week is  International Fraud Awareness Week and therefore an apt time to highlight the significant impacts that fraud can have; that it is not just something that affects businesses and is far from a ‘victimless’ crime.
Perpetuity Research has conducted a number of pieces of research in this area. Here are some of the resources we have published in the past related to this issue:



Understanding the Police Response to Fraud

With the growth of the internet fraud has changed from a corporate white-collar crime to a volume crime affecting millions of victims. Fraud is often complex to investigate and the offender and victim may live in different police forces or even different countries. But we found it is far from a victimless crime, and even if the prospect of a conviction is unlikely the police could provide a much better service to the victim.


Insurance Fraudsters

This report aims to better understand how insurance fraudsters approach their offending and to generate insights on the strengths and weaknesses of insurance fraud prevention approaches.


An Evaluation of a Restorative Justice Trial: Where the Victims are Businesses and the Offenders are Insurance Fraudsters

The Trial attempted to break new ground by focussing on the use of restorative justice with insurance fraudsters. The project was based on engaging low-level offenders, with no previous convictions who admitted their offence.


New Research Finds that up to 45% of Fraud is Linked to Organised Crime

We know that fraud, particularly online fraud, is the new volume crime. Our research shows that organised crime groups play a much larger role in fraud than has previously been estimated and that fraud linked to organised crime causes much more harm than other types of fraud.


Blog posts

Food Fraud

An aspect of fraud that has received relatively little coverage and yet appears to be on the rise is food fraud. This includes products that are deliberately diluted, mislabelled or misrepresented, tampered with, or substituted with another product.


Banks and Vishing Frauds: Who’s Responsible?

A story from a fraud victim and a look at how banks sometimes react to victims of vishing frauds.



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