A growing reservoir of data can now be used by investigators to uncover wrongdoing at an early stage and trap fraudsters before they do significant damage.

From the moment they wake up in the morning, almost every human being contributes to their individual digital footprint. As well as our text messages, emails and online searches, we are sharing information about our activities and location with a growing number of organisations.

Now this vast and growing reservoir of data can be used by organisations to do more than just improve relations with their customers and other stakeholders. The digital footprint created by every individual is finding a new use as it enables organisations to investigate fraud more quickly and accurately and to be more confident of convicting wrongdoers.