Invoice Redirect Fraud
Invoice Redirect Fraud is a crime targeting businesses working with suppliers and businesses that regularly perform online financial transactions.
At this busy seasonal time, An Garda Síochána wishes to advise of the continuing existence of Invoice Redirect Fraud and urges businesses to remind employees to treat any request to change supplier bank account details with extreme caution. Losses amounting to over €700,000 have been reported to Gardaí in the last month.In the last month alone there have been numerous attempts in relation to this type of fraud in excess of €1.3 million with actual losses amounting to over €700,000.
There are many types of investigation. A criminal investigation is one we are all familiar with and the right to silence is something that anyone who has ever watched a cop show knows to exercise.
But what about an investigation which is conducted by your employer?
On the 11th April, the Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon released her Annual Report. This is her third annual report since taking up office in September 2014.
The Data Protection Commissioner is the national independent authority responsible for upholding the right to have personal data protected. This is a fundamental EU right of individuals, who can make complaints directly to the DPC where their data is not being properly protected.
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