The Fraud Landscape: How it's changed; what we are seeing and what we are doing

  • 15 Sep 2021
  • 17:00 - 18:30
  • Zoom

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We're delighted to invite you to our forthcoming virtual event where we will be talking about the Fraud Landscape - how it's changed; what we're seeing and what we are doing about it with our guests speakers Amber Burridge, Head of Intelligence, Cifas; Maarten Alleman, Founder and CEO, Perseuss; and Sarah Sinden, Manager, Economic Crime - Customer Education Strategy, UK Finance 

On registration you will receive a confirmation email with details of how to access the virtual event via zoom.  We look forward to seeing you all then.

Speaker bios:

Amber Burridge:

Amber Burridge is the Head of Fraud Intelligence at Cifas. She is an accredited fraud specialist with over a decade’s experience in crime and fraud analysis and a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology and Criminology. She is the author of numerous Cifas research reports, including Wolves of the Internet – an investigation into where and how fraudsters steal data online – and The Insider Fraud Picture, an in-depth analysis of the internal fraud landscape in the UK. Other publications include Fraudscape, an annual report of fraud trends and Tacking First Party Fraud – a collaborative report with WPI Economics into the perceptions of this type of fraud and how we can work together to combat them. She has also delivered the first Cifas Strategic Intelligence Assessment, highlighting key priority areas for all sectors for the upcoming year and shared insights on many webinars recently in relation to the fraud issues related to the COVID19 pandemic. Most recently she has shared her knowledge on a Podcast with Bottomline Technologies on The Payment Fraud Trends Dominating 2020.

Maarten Alleman:

Maarten is an experienced entrepreneur (+20 years) leading, advising and focussing on internet companies. As founder and CEO of Perseuss, a data sharing platform for credit card fraud. Perseuss helps merchants around the globe to identify fraudulent transactions and both reduce the cost of fraud as well boost conversion.  Maarten is responsible for the technical development, investor relations and the general management of Perseuss.

Sarah Sinden:

Sarah Sinden is an experienced Economic Crime professional, having worked in various roles to combat fraud for over 21 years.  Sarah currently leads the industry Economic Crime fraud prevention education and awareness activities at UK Finance and is responsible for the development and management of the Take Five to Stop Fraud awareness and behaviour change campaign as well as Don’t be Fooled – the money mules campaign, both of which were – and continue to be - aired on national television, radio, and featured high profile press campaigns.

Sarah has an in depth knowledge of payment fraud prevention and risk management and is responsible for planning and management of the Economic Crime education and awareness strategy. She serves on a number of industry groups and gives presentations on fraud matters to a wide range of organisations both nationally and internationally as well as facilitating relationships with key stakeholders such as UK Finance’s Members, card schemes, law enforcement agencies, government, trade associations and retailers. Sarah began her career in the legal sector moving on from there to credit control and underwriting before her current role. She is a director of the Fraud's Women's Network (FWN).

Take Five Week

This Take Five Week (taking place week commencing 13 September 2021), Take Five to Stop Fraud is launching The Art of Saying No campaign. UK Finance research shows that rejecting, refusing or ignoring requests to share personal or financial information can be the best way to protect against criminals.  However, as a nation we aren’t known for being direct. So this Take Five Week, Take Five to Stop Fraud is calling on people to perfect The Art of Saying No.  Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police so it can be difficult to spot scam texts, emails and phone calls. However, there are things we can all do to protect ourselves. Take Five is warning that when it comes to fraudsters, being indirect could have serious financial and emotional consequences.

This Take Five Week, we encourage you to the follow the advice of the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign by making sure you Stop, Challenge, Protect.

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