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  • 22 Apr 2018 11:20 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters claiming to be from Action Fraud are contacting victims using automated phone calls in order to gain remote access to their computers and drain bank accounts.


  • 22 Apr 2018 11:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The recently released 2018 Trustwave Global Security Report published an email thread that our incident investigators received showing a real CEO fraud operation in action.


  • 22 Apr 2018 11:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    These are the scams experts are warning you to watch out for



  • 15 Apr 2018 9:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    On answering the call a man with a foreign sounding accent has introduced himself as a doctor from the Friarage Hospital stating that his wife had been in a car accident and required emergency surgery.


  • 15 Apr 2018 9:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Rogue traders specifically target vulnerable and elderly people, who on occasions can be talked into accepting work on their properties


  • 15 Apr 2018 9:14 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    London based actress has given an account of how the fraud occurred, in the hope that other people who get similar phone calls will know to be suspicious.

  • 15 Apr 2018 9:12 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The bank told the victim they cannot refund the money, because “she explicitly authorised the payment from her account”.


  • 15 Apr 2018 9:12 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A Gmail quirk could open up users who have a dot in their email address to phishing attacks.


  • 09 Apr 2018 4:16 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Police have revealed an elderly man from North Wales lost nearly £300,000 of his life-savings after being targeted by “cruel” scammers.


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