Trading Standards eCrime

Biggest and longest enforcement action against counterfeiting and piracy on social media rolled out across Scotland and Eire
Operation Jasper extended its reach into Eire in June and begins operating in Scotland this July as officers from Trading Standards and the Police in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are joined by their Scottish and Irish equivalents in the fight against social media counterfeiting. The move is part of the latest phase of Operation Jasper, which was launched in May 2015 to tackle counterfeiting and piracy on social media.

Biggest and longest enforcement action against counterfeiting and piracy on social media rolled out across Scotland and Eire
Operation Jasper extended its reach into Eire in June and begins operating in Scotland this July as officers from Trading Standards and the Police in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are joined by their Scottish and Irish equivalents in the fight against social media counterfeiting. The move is part of the latest phase of Operation Jasper, which was launched in May 2015 to tackle counterfeiting and piracy on social media.

Worrying new research suggests that many jobseekers are having trouble spotting the signs of a job scam.
The research conducted by CV-Library in partnership with SAFERJobs comes from a survey of 2,000 UK workers and aimed to discover what they knew about online job scams. The results reveal a worrying lack of awareness and understanding among jobseekers:

With online crime becoming an increasing threat for businesses, new figures from Get Safe Online and Action Fraud (1) released today show that from March 2015 – March 2016, a huge total of £1,079,447,765 was reported lost by businesses to online crime. This comes as Action Fraud saw a 22% increase from 30,475 in 2014 – 2015, to 37,070 crimes reported in the last year. 

With online crime becoming an increasing threat for businesses, new figures from Get Safe Online and Action Fraud (1) released today show that from March 2015 – March 2016, a huge total of £1,079,447,765 was reported lost by businesses to online crime. This comes as Action Fraud saw a 22% increase from 30,475 in 2014 – 2015, to 37,070 crimes reported in the last year. 

People desperate to attend major pop concerts, music festivals and sporting events this summer face a greater risk of falling victim to criminals after online ticket fraud soared by 55 per cent.
More than £5 million was lost to online ticket fraud in the UK in 2015 – up from £3.35 million in 2014 – with social media sites now accounting for nearly half of all reported ticket scams. On average, customers who bought fake tickets lost £444 per transaction.

The British public lost £5.2 million to ticket fraud in 2015 compared to £3.35 million in same period in 2014, a rise of 55% according to new figures from Get Safe Online and the City of London Police.
Major sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup and Premier League football matches accounted for over a quarter of all incidents of ticket scams. Tickets for gigs and festivals accounted for 15%.

Trading Standards officers from across the North East took part in a multi-agency operation last Thursday 17 March against Television set-top box piracy, resulting in 6 arrests and 7 search warrants being executed.

Trading Standards officers from across the North East took part in a multi-agency operation yesterday (Thursday 17 March) against Television set-top box piracy, resulting in 6 arrests and 7 search warrants being executed.