Security & Fraud


In our day-to-day lives it is essential that we stay hyper vigilant and aware of the many ways in which we are targeted to become victims of fraud and cyber crime. Criminals and fraudsters are constantly looking for new inventive and attractive ways to lure people in, so with this section, we aim to keep you up to date with some of their latest tactics, with the hope that you can keep yourself and loved ones safe and secure.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Financial Scams


The ongoing global pandemic has provided fraudsters with even more platforms and means to target the vulnerable. We wanted to offer some basic tips and advice on what to look out for to ensure you don’t fall victim to the increasing number of financial scams currently in circulation.

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Cyber Security


BRI takes cyber security very seriously and invests considerable sums of money in its cyber defences.

We encourage all our clients to follow what are often quite simple precautionary measures to protect themselves from fraud.  One useful source of information is the Take Five to Stop Fraud website which provides invaluable guidance on cyber security.

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How to ensure your email is always secure


Emails are the gateway to a catalogue of personal information, so having a secure email account is paramount to protecting your privacy and yourself against cybercrimes. More often than not, criminals hack into someone’s email account to use their information to commit fraud.

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Fraud Warnings


With the rise of digital technology and online access, the number of online frauds and phishing scams is constantly increasing. There is a long list which can be found on Action Fraud’s website https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/fraud-az-online-fraud. Fraudulent behaviour is constantly adapting to new technologies and there have been some recent variations, two of which we have described below.

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