The cost of doing nothing

The cost of doing nothing

The National Crime Agency released their National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime recently, and they found that Fraud continues to be the most common form of crime in the UK, with over 3.4 million incidents recorded in the last financial year. The...
Are you Fit and Proper?

Are you Fit and Proper?

If you’ve read our previous blog about the real cost of a bad hire then you will know that when you fail to screen your employees properly you are putting your business at risk. But what about the Senior Management in your company? In March 2016 the FCA replaced the...
Free private information give away!

Free private information give away!

Most of us are aware that if our social media privacy settings are not quite adequate, then our lives are open for all to see; whether it’s that drunken photo of you at university, the staff night out two years ago or maybe the questionable video of you dancing at...
Hired or Fired – No Judgement Here!

Hired or Fired – No Judgement Here!

Recently a young woman in America was fired from her job in a Texas Bank because her engagement photos were deemed inappropriate for a “family-oriented” company. The photos were uploaded to social media by the photographer and were tasteful and professional; the man...
The Criminal Without A Record

The Criminal Without A Record

Until recently, crimes tended to be committed away from the eyes of society and reported post-event through traditional channels. Over the past several years however, increased usage of social media platforms has seen a rise in ‘performance’ crimes in which...
If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now

If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now

I started with Neotas about three months ago having spent the previous five years in financial crime. What I have learned in this short time period has blown my mind and if I had known then what I know now, fraud investigations would be dealt with in a completely...