Entries by Gill Prior

Interview with UK Investigator re: How Data Protection legislation disadvantages the very people it should protect

As long ago as January 2018, Dick Smith was on record, warning the investigation industry in the UK that the introduction of the imminent GDPR laws would benefit two schools . . . the Treasury and the scammers. Information Commissioners’ Offices throughout Europe were employing extra staff to help enforce massive fines for breaches, whilst […]

Brownsword Success in Dishonest Solicitor Scam

Concerted fight against ‘professional enablers’ means former Director of fraudulent Asons Solicitors no longer able to practice as a solicitor and ordered to pay costs of £250,000 Insurance law firm, Horwich Farrelly and motor insurer, Esure, have been rewarded for their pursuit of fraudulent behaviour via insurance investigators Brownsword.  Mr. Kamran Akram, a former Director […]

Further Christmas Donation

After recently being invited to be a member of The Lord Taverner’s charity, The Brownsword Group have answered a specific request for a further charitable donation. Rather than send clients Christmas gifts this year, they have made an additional donation of £11,000 to the cause. It is hopeful that this further funding will give a […]

Brownsword Raising Money for Banardos ‘Kidsmas’

Our new Events Coordinator, Shannon Heathcote, put on a hamper raffle event to raise money for the Banardos Kidsmas event. Collecting hamper items from employees, she managed to raise over £150 for the children’s charity. From fostering and adoption to support and providing services, Banardos has helped millions of children to live a better life […]

Brownsword Donates £2,000 to Lord Taverners

The Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, founded in 1950 at the Tavern pub at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Supporting some of the most marginalised and at risk young people in the UK, the charity works to enhance lives through sport and recreation, giving young people a sporting chance. The […]

Brownsword Donates £1,000 to Local Primary School

The Brownsword Group prides itself on its attention to operating in a socially responsible and principled manner. We believe that every business has the responsibility of contributing to society through its activities, and where it can should strive to further help the wider community by ‘giving back’. With this in mind The Brownsword Group has […]

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Well done yet again to our trusty ‘Events Manager’ (and Accounts Assistant Team Leader) Zoe Wingfield for arranging another fund-raising event, this time for MacMillan. There was the usual bake sale, plus a raffle that was swarmed upon and cleaned up in under an hour. In total Zoe’s efforts raised £177 for Macmillan, who have […]

ABI figures show 1,300 insurance scams a day detected in 2018

Detected dishonest claims reached a value of £1.2bn during the year. The total number of fraudulent claims and applications detected rose by 3% to 469,000 in 2018, with their value up 6%, according to figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The organisation reported that 1,300 insurance scams were uncovered every day, with the […]

New ‘crash for cash’ manoeuvre revealed

A new ‘crash for cash’ tactic is being employed by criminals to target unsuspecting drivers, say anti-fraud experts at AX. Dubbed ‘hide and crash’, the latest method involves a fraudster hiding in a driver’s blind spot before quickly moving in front to ‘slam on’ the brakes. The warning from AX, a provider of intelligent vehicle […]