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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.

Protecting Your Finances: How to Identify and Avoid Investment Scams and Fraud

Investing is an important tool for building wealth and securing a financially stable future. However, the investment landscape is not without its risks, including the threat of scams and fraud. As an investor, it is crucial to educate yourself about common investment scams and fraud tactics to protect your hard-earned money. In this article, we will explore key strategies to help you identify and avoid investment scams and fraud.

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Latest creative scams from opportunist cybercriminals

In a world where everyday life is becoming more and more digital, it remains essential to protect ourselves from the ever-evolving threats in the cyber world. Scamsters are quick to come up with new and inventive way to trick and entice people into becoming victims to their cybercrimes. Below are some of the scams currently in circulation and how best to minimise your risk.

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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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