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  • 30 Apr 2018 12:04 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    “Synthetic identity theft” involves fraudsters using a combination of fake information, such as a fictitious name, and real data, like a child’s Social Security number, to create fraudulent accounts.


    https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/finance/synthetic-identity-theft/


  • 30 Apr 2018 12:04 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A man in the Borders has been conned out of more than £15,000.


    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-43924502


  • 30 Apr 2018 12:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The case related her failure to inform Telford & Wrekin Council and the Department for Work and Pensions that she shared a common household

    https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/crime/2018/04/24/telford-gran-took-45000-in-benefits-fraud/

  • 30 Apr 2018 12:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Do you have a bad credit rating or need a loan quickly? Have you been asked to pay an upfront fee when applying for a loan or credit? Find out why this may be a scam and how to protect yourself.


    https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/loan-fee-fraud


  • 22 Apr 2018 11:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A woman has been sentenced after befriending a vulnerable man to defraud him of more than £10,000.


    https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/woman-sentenced-10000-fraud-despite-1464582


  • 22 Apr 2018 11:01 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Unless you’re a criminal, there’s nothing positive about any fraud. But some frauds just seem particularly nasty, and I put holiday fraud in that category.

    https://www.kaspersky.co.uk/blog/holiday-fraud/13420/

  • 22 Apr 2018 11:01 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Tenants illegally subletting council flats or houses in Brighton and Hove have until the end of May to hand in their keys or risk being jailed.


  • 22 Apr 2018 11:00 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Action Fraud is warning those planning to travel to be cautious when buying tickets or accommodation because the event is likely to be targeted by fraudsters looking to take advantage of unsuspecting fans.


    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/action-fraud-warns-football-fans-ahead-of-2018-world-cup-Apr18


  • 22 Apr 2018 10:59 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters have targeted six men and women in the last six months in the Biggleswade area, by pretending they are in the armed forces and are unable to travel to the UK without financial help.


    https://www.dunstabletoday.co.uk/news/crime/six-biggleswade-people-caught-out-in-romance-fraud-1-8465270


  • 22 Apr 2018 10:59 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A man has been charged with fraud relating to the Grenfell Tower fire, the Met Police has said.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43804761#


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