Consumers are increasingly utilising Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment options to make online purchases. Indeed, several e-commerce companies reported huge uptakes in sales, via BNPL, over the festive period, most notably around 2021’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday retail peaks.
The effects of COVID-19 on the world of business are still being felt across many companies. The change to work from home has been a difficult and contentious decision for many CEOs across the world, couple with the “great resignation” where workers are moving to either seek more freedoms or change their job type post-pandemic.
Working from home has become “the norm” for many of us, as COVID-19 forced the closures of traditional offices, people across the world moved into hastily converted kitchens, sheds, dining rooms and spare bedrooms to create homeworking spaces. In the UK alone nearly 70% of us are still working from home in some capacity, whether it’s on a full-time basis or during a split week.
The Dark Web is often spoken about as some kind of mystical hacker’s paradise, only accessible to those ‘in the know’, or by individuals who understand complex coding. The Hollywood caricature represented by a character who is sat in a dark room, often wearing gloves, a hoodie and lines of brightly coloured code reflecting off their darkened sunglasses. Put simply, that is a myth.
Our research has shown that fleet card fraud has continued to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the most common type of fleet card fraud being counterfeit card fraud, such as copied/skimmed cards. Most cases of fleet card fraud are carried out for financial gain, but there are several reasons why criminals target fleet cards.
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