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Business crime forum to focus on fighting fraud
7:40am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
THE Police and Crime Commissioner will help businesses to tackle fraud with a free business crime forum.
Figures show fraud affects one-in-four small businesses every year, according to the organisation Action Fraud, and last year fraud losses to small and medium enterprises were estimated at a staggering £18.9 billion.
To help the business community fight fraudsters, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson, is organising a free Business Crime Forum in Devizes on September 6.
Mr Macpherson has invited three experienced officers from the Wiltshire Police Complex Fraud Team to share knowledge about the threat posed by various scams during the morning event at the Corn Exchange.
Subjects will include guarding against fraud committed when the cardholder is not present, and information on a range of scams known as ‘advance fee frauds’.
Mr Macpherson said: “My Business Crime Forum is designed to bring business people together to share their experiences, get expert advice from Wiltshire Police fraud specialists and join a debate about the impact of business crime with Chief Constable Pat Geenty.”
You can register on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s website www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk.
Doors open at 8.45am on September 6, from 9.30-12.30pm.
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