FBI leak confidential informant details in motorcycle gang investigation

October 24, 2012 2:25 pm

It is unfortunate when any law enforcement operation is compromised. However, there is little that is more frustrating for those involved than when there are suspicions that the operation has been deliberately compromised by a corrupt officer. Unfortunately this is […]

Counterfeit medicines – Fake viagra dealer fined £14m

May 4, 2012 1:49 pm

Southwark Crown Court has ordered a man who sold counterfeit medicines online to pay £14.4m in fines. As reported by the BBC, the man, who lived in Manchester, was sentenced to two years in jail after a six-year investigation by […]

Convergence of Corporate Security

April 23, 2012 10:23 am

A key message to come out of the ASIS European Security Conference in London last week was the need for convergence. It is becoming increasingly apparent within the world of security that corporate security can no longer be compartmentalised. If […]

Fraud costs UK £73 billion every year

April 3, 2012 11:44 am

The National Fraud Authority has issued its latest report, estimating that the total annual cost of fraud to the UK at £73 billion. Changes to the NFA’s methodology mean that their estimate of cost of UK fraudulent activities  has almost doubled […]

Counterfeit cigarettes fuel national grid

November 1, 2011 11:19 am

The fight against illicit tabacco products continues – The UK Borders Agency and HM Revenue & Customs officers have arrested two men on suspicion of smuggling 10 million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK. The smuggled cigarettes, which arrived in the UK […]

Retail shrinkage up 6.6% since last year

October 20, 2011 2:17 pm

The annual Global Retail Theft Barometer has found that shrinkage (shoplifting, employee fraud, organised crime etc.) has increased globally by 6.6% this year, totalling €88.878 million. In Europe, the increase in shrinkage has been even greater at 7.8% (representing 1.39% […]

103 million counterfeit goods detected on EU borders in 2010

July 18, 2011 4:01 pm

The European Commission has published its 2010 Report on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights, stating that there were 79,112 detentions of counterfeit goods infringing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) leading to 103.3 million seized items with a domestic retail value […]