Action Fraud Scheme

Four police forces in the West Midlands have joined the Action Fraud scheme. Action Fraud is a service run by the National Fraud Authority whose job it is to co-ordinate the UK’s response to fraud. The purpose of the scheme is to act as a single point of contact for the public to report incidents of fraud, these are then […]

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Home Office announces new support to tackle gang and youth violence

The Home Office recently announced that they would be spending an additional £500,000 to help communities combat youth violence. They also announced the expansion of their Ending Gang and Youth Violence frontline team to cover four more priority areas. Gang culture is a major influence on knife crime, being a factor in as much as 60% of cases according to […]

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Sharing Personal Information Online

Perpetuity recently completed a piece of work for ALLOW, the London­ based information privacy company. In this small scale study, we spoke to an ex­offender, with experience of exploiting personal information from online sources to commit fraud, in order to understand how personal information can be acquired from different sources, what types of information are desired and how they are used. We found that fraudsters can […]

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Martin Gill speaking at SyI Christmas Curry Night

For the third year running Professor Martin Gill FSyI, Director of Perpetuity Research & Consultancy will be presenting the results from the annual SRI (Security Research Initiative) survey at The Security Institute’s Christmas Curry Night. You can read more about the research on ‘The state of the security sector: what those who work in security are saying about it’ here. […]

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Crash for Cash Insurance Fraud – Don’t be a victim

Prof. Martin Gill recently spoke about the phenomenon of ‘crash for cash’ insurance fraud on a video produced by the Insurance Fraud Bureau. This type of insurance fraud adds an estimated £50 to the annual insurance costs of individual policyholders. It can also be a contributing factor to organised crime, with the proceeds of insurance fraud funding more serious crime, […]

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SASMA Business Security Conference

Today our Director, Martin Gill, is talking about how offenders beat security in a business environment at the 4th SASMA Business Security Conference in Warsaw, Poland. The conference will also feature talks on terrorism, the value of security, developments in the security management profession, and more. Below is a picture of Martin (centre left) with Christian Sachgau (Deutsche Telekom, left), Eduard […]

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The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals

On Tuesday evening Martin Gill attended The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals dinner at Fishmonger’s Hall, a beautiful building on the river Thames. It was a very busy evening that highlighted just how far the Company has come since its humble beginning in 1999. The Master is on the ball, clearly very engaged and enjoying the responsibilities of leading the charge […]

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More From Retail Fraud ‘On The Road’ Conference

Last week our Director, Martin Gill, chaired the Retail Fraud ‘On The Road’ Conference in Leicester. He reported back on a wide array of very good speakers reflecting on such diverse topics as learning from the Olympics to issues involved in centralising a Loss Prevention team. Martin also gave a breakfast briefing in which he reported on some of the issues that […]

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