Fighting Fraud during COVID: Fake emails to emerging threats

Fighting Fraud during COVID: Fake emails to emerging threats

Fighting fraud has never been more important

Covid-19 has hit us all, personally and professionally. Throughout the pandemic, Amaiz has provided support to owners of small businesses. We've introduced new app features to keep things running smoothly. We've kept all our account holders informed, with breakdowns of government and financial support as they emerged. We've also talked to them more than ever before. Throughout spring, summer and autumn, we've heard the various and innovative ways they've ridden out the storm across different sectors. You can see what we found out here.

A perfect crisis for fraud

One of the many damaging aspects of COVID-19 has been the opportunity it's provided for fraudsters. In a year when businesses have faced unprecedented threats to their survival, its crucial that every step is taken to resist cybercrime too. The confusion and worry caused by the pandemic provided a perfect environment for fraud to flourish - reports suggest it's increased by a staggering 80%. As the pandemic continues, so does the threat.

In April, our Head of Compliance spoke at the We Fight Fraud conference - an international event that brought together experts from both sides of the spectrum to address rising threats to cyber security. We've collected four headline points that are just as relevant today. Here's what your company needs to be aware of.

Fake Emails

Top insight into keeping your emails secure, including:

Money laundering

It's a huge part of the jigsaw that is account protection and not just for big business.

New & Emerging Fraud

COVID's hasn't just brought an increased risk of fraud, but new ways for fraudsters to exploit the situation.  

Security Questions

Creating accounts and starting new relationships with suppliers and customers are critical times for a business. Don't let your guard down. Here Frankie explains:

Frankie was a guest on John Nicolson's TalkRADIO show on 18 October, giving her insight on furloughing and the risk of fraud that's arrived with the COVID pandemic. Catch up with the show at

Make sure you download our guide to cybersecurity and protecting your small business if you haven't already.

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