FAKE Debt Collection and Council Tax Emails- Action Fraud
With the proliferation of cyber threats and reliance on IT Services, Harlequin CDIS has become a partner to many organisations, from SME to large financial institutions in the UK, Europe and United States, through our integrity and commitment to delivering “right first time” solutions.
Our international clients, including Embassies, High Commissions, large banks & building societies, recognise our wide ranging experience and skills to work discretely throughout the world.
Be safe in the knowledge that your IT is robust, your online reputation secure, and that malicious activity will be prevented before it reaches your assets.
Harlequin CDIS is a technology deployment and managed Services Company.
Integrity and trust are the cornerstones of any relationship and this is what Harlequin CDIS is built on, which, creates long-term partnerships with our clients.
Today, everyone relies heavily on secure, safe and robust IT systems and services to deliver their core business functions. Our extensively experienced team assists companies to be as effective as possible making best use of current and emerging technologies.
Where an organisation requires that something outside of the box, our development and integration solutions can deliver the product and/or solutions to meet those needs.
Our Proactive Managed Services, reduces downtime and increases operational efficiency.
Whether an organisation needs IT management, managed security, email protection or data back-up solutions, we can help to improve business operations and get the most out of their IT Resources. All our services are quick and easy to deploy: no hassle, no time lost.
We are able to:
At Harlequin CDIS we provide continual monitoring of IT networks and devices. We ensure that IT performance and reliability are maintained which in turn increases organisational investment.
Companies are able to concentrate on the business goals whilst fully confident that their IT Infrastructure is capable and secure enough to achieve them.
Our services cover:
All services are available 24/7
Any detected or reported problem is issued as a ticket and allocated to a fully qualified and appropriate IT support technician. All tickets are monitored, reviewed and resolved in accordance with agreed service levels. This provides a full audit record of troubleshooting issues both raised and solved.
Fast and secure access to managed IT systems allows us to respond to IT issues on demand.
Customers are issued their own personal portal access where they can view and manage their tickets and monitor SLA performance. This transparency ensures that customers have information available to them at every step from the start, duration and closure of the process.
Total protection requires constant surveillance, not sporadic security checks.
Harlequin CDIS will continually monitor an organisation’s entire IT infrastructure to ensure that the systems are protected from cybercriminals working to spread viruses, steal confidential information or damage your reputation.
With the sophistication of modern threats, it is no longer adequate to run patches and scans of networks on a weekly basis. A continual monitoring service must be deployed in order for any unexpected occurrences to be discovered instantaneously. Harlequin CDIS are alerted as soon as an issue occurs and immediately work to solve it, where possible. This service provides an audit of your security installation, ensuring that your network is continually and completely secure.
Having an extensive network of distributors and direct manufacturer relationships, Harlequin CDIS can supply the solution, deployment and support required to fulfil all of our client’s needs.
Should integration be desired within other applications, such as Sage, this can also be achieved simply and effectively by our Development Team.
Harlequin CDIS recognises that our client’s reputation is their greatest asset and our broad portfolio of services help ensure this.
By deploying our services, organisations can trust that their online presence is secure and that their clients’ experiences are assured.
Harlequin CDIS enables our clients to gain control over how they are represented online by un- covering and mitigating the issues that put their reputation at risk and erode customer trust. Our services help detect, uncover and alleviate brand and trademark infringement issues, phishing attacks, web traffic diversions & website integrity issues.
Working closely with our customers we are able to provide a complete managed brand solution which provides total peace of mind.
Listed below are a selection of our brand protection services:
There are many ways in which a company can be compromised, be it attempts to capture client details as they log on to your website or by using stolen identities to obtain goods, money or services by deception.
Harlequin CDIS have a suite of solutions that will detect, manage and protect any fraudulent attempts.
Our services help to reduce cybercrime, protect profitability and maintain your reputation.
Our Fraud Protection Services include:
Action Fraud has recieved numerous calls and reports from the public who have recieved debt collection and council tax scam emails
Debt Collection Emails- Please see spear phishing email below.
As you can imagine these have worried recipients because they use detailed personal infromation such as full name, address and postcode. The emails clain to act on behalf of a legitimate comapny called Optex (Europe) Ltd and contain a link which could infect your computer with Cryptolock or Maktub randsomware. This spear phishing email could evolve at any given time, so look out for variations and that it is easy for fraudsters to adapt information. To prevent your personal infomation ending up in the hands of fraudsters. Follow Action Fraud and their advice on how to protect it. http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/resources-and-campaigns/not-with-my-name/-tips-to-prevent-id-crime
Council Tax Emails- Please see spear phishing email below
This email has been continuously spammed out over the past few weeks and aims to catch residents off guard. It uses a realistic domain name and claims there is a new service up and running to make it so much easier to pay your council tax bill online. If you are in doubt about any service your coiuncil provides, contact them directly.
To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Harlequin CDIS attended the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Focused Women's Networking event. The RBS Focused Women's Network (FWN) was launched in 2007 to support the Group iin actively attractive, developing and retaining a gender balance and talented women at RBS. In the last three years, the FWN has grown from 2,000 to 6,000 memebers across 31 countries. This includes 300 male members who recognise the value that a dicerse team can bring to the buisness.
Harlequin CDIS was able to meet inspiring women in the buisness industry, their personal goals and history behind their brand. Delegates and Speakers included:
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