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Online ID Checks Helping Fight Coronavirus

Online ID Checks Helping Fight Coronavirus

One of the ironies in the current global health crisis is that people want, and may need, to have their health checked, but are advised not to physically attend clinics unless absolutely necessary. This dilemma is certainly more prevalent in countries which have the best access to healthcare, increasing the irony by an order of magnitude. In communities with the…

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WHO Warns of Covid-19 Cyber Scams

WHO Warns of Covid-19 Cyber Scams

Cruel cyber scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis by sending fraudulent emails to trick you into clicking in malicious links or opening dodgy attachments. Many claim to be from WHO (World Health Organisation) asking for donations and inviting you to click on the link provided. Make sure the link starts with ‘https://www.who.int’. Better still, navigate to the WHO…

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New Account Fraud

New Account Fraud

Banks and other financial institutions (FIs) are rightly concerned about fraud. Becoming a victim of fraud is bad news for individuals, but trusted organisations like banks suffer in a number of ways. As well as suffering direct financial losses, they are liable to fines and legal action. Plus, there is the biggest hit of all; reputational damage. New account vulnerability…

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Selfies for Safety

Selfies for Safety

Online identity verification is a hot subject for an increasing number of businesses, as the web becomes ever more important in people’s everyday lives. Also, for any business, the opening of an account is its most vulnerable time in terms of exposure to fraudsters. While there are already many types of identity verification accepted by businesses, the humble selfie is…

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Identity Theft

Identity Theft

In many ways, there is no theft more frightening than identity theft. This modern day version of stealing can affect a person’s life more profoundly than old fashioned theft, like having your car stolen. At the end of the day, you can always get another car, or even use public transport; but how can you get your identity back? Online…

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Towards a Cashless UK?

Towards a Cashless UK?

For some years now, financial commentators have expressed their opinions about the fall of cash circulating in British society. Some of these commentators see this is as inevitable and natural, while others sound a word of caution. While a cashless world may have its advantages, these necessarily depend on having the means to live without cash. With the coronavirus crisis…

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Top 5 Reasons to Verify Identity

Top 5 Reasons to Verify Identity

Identity is a very valuable commodity today; possibly more so now than ever before. That’s because an interconnected world has led to a boom in fraud, committed by people who pretend to be someone or something they are not. Although proving your own identity may be time consuming and take some effort, there are some reasons why verifying who you…

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