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Although a growing number of workplaces are putting plans in place to get us back to the office, many of us will carry on working from home for the foreseeable future – and after months of working remotely, it’s inevitable that a summer slump is on the way to drain motivation and productivity.

The key to beating work from home fatigue is to face it head on. Here’s how…

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Credit card and bank account fraud have risen by 40% in the past year, affecting around 5 million people in the UK.

It’s not just individuals that are suffering either – figures from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau show that impersonation fraud has lost UK businesses around £32 million in the last year, with one company alone conned out of a staggering £18.5 million! And, of the £32 million reported to be lost by businesses to CEO fraud, just £1 million has been recovered by the victims.

But what is impersonation fraud? And how can you protect yourself and your business against this type of fraud?

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If the coronavirus lockdown has forced you into working remotely, the novelty of being able to wear your pyjamas while working and holding meetings over a conference call might be wearing off a little.

You might even be welcoming the government’s relaxing of the lockdown rules just because it brings you that little bit closer to leaving the house and getting back to the office. Even the morning commute might seem like it would offer some respite from the relative house arrest right now.

If you’re hankering for a return to the communal kitchen and your open plan workspace, here are five things you might well be missing about working in the office.

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Could you manage a remote team? The coronavirus crisis has seen an increasing number of businesses offering employees the chance to work from home, as much out of necessity to help stop the spread of the virus as anything.

But now that these employees have been given the chance to work from home, it’s a perk that many will want to keep in place long after we’ve all returned to our offices and workplaces in one capacity or another – especially if it’s proven to be a success.

Would your business be able to handle a remote workforce in the long term?

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This week we’ve been reporting on an increase in cyber attacks, with the focus being on phishing scams, many of which have been praying on people’s fears over the coronavirus pandemic.

But there are many more dangers out there, especially for smartphone users – our phones have become such an integral part of our everyday lives that it’s easy to forget they’re a piece of tech that’s as vulnerable as any other where hackers are concerned.

And if you’re an Android user, it seems you could be at greater risk than your peers on Apple.

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