According to information published through a Freedom of Information request, the BBC is a victim of around 500 cases of fraud and theft each year. The statistics dated back to 2009, and included information about other types of crime, too.
In one case of fraud, an employee used a company credit card to make a mortgage payment. In another, an employee accepted ‘corrupt payments’ from a contractor.
These crimes occurred in spite of the BBC’s investigation process, which includes the Corporation’s HR department, police, and others with a police background. While many licence fee payers will be shocked at the extent of the crimes, it can be a lesson for other companies.
The importance of protecting your company from fraud and crimes is clear, and one easy way of doing this is properly destroying sensitive data. Using a shredding service can make protecting your data convenient, and can give you and your customers the best security possible.
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