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  • 24 Jun 2017 10:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    When asked to rank factors that make us more likely to trust a stranger over the phone, the most popular was sounding like a nice person

    http://www.scotsman.com/business/six-tricks-scammers-use-to-con-you-on-the-phone-1-4478858

  • 24 Jun 2017 10:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Even the best technological security measures can be subverted by end users, which is why cyber criminals tend to exploit the weakest link of the security chain: humans.

    https://www.itgovernance.co.uk/blog/99-of-email-scams-exploit-human-weakness/

  • 24 Jun 2017 10:16 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Phishing emails are on the rise to users of the payment service

    http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/dont-fall-paypal-scam-13189370

  • 24 Jun 2017 10:15 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Warning comes after two men were arrested on suspicion of stealing mail in West Bridfgord, Nottinghamshire.

    http://www.itv.com/news/central/2017-06-22/is-your-mailbox-outside-you-could-be-a-fraud-victim/

  • 24 Jun 2017 10:14 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    As the smoke still drifts from the burnt-out shell of Grenfell Tower in London's North Kensington, we are warning you to remain vigilant for fraudulent messages from scammers, exploiting the pain and misery of the victims of yesterday's tragic fire.

    https://www.getsafeonline.org/news/new-scam-warning-follows-london-fire-tragedy/


  • 24 Jun 2017 10:13 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Citizens Advice and Trading Standards Services are leading activities throughout the month of July for Scams Awareness Month

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/campaigns/current_campaigns/scams-awareness-month/scams-awareness-month-2017/

  • 17 Jun 2017 10:55 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The victims, after communicating via email with the fraudster, will receive a bogus email which purports to be from an established escrow provider (a third party who will keep the payment until the buying and selling parties are both happy with the deal).

    https://www.actionfraudalert.co.uk/da/182306/Vehicle%20Online%20Shopping%20Fraud.html

  • 17 Jun 2017 10:54 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Mother-of-four who turned to fraud to buy her children Christmas presents has been sentenced by a judge.

    http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/06/12/workington-woman-used-fraud-buy-children-christmas-gifts/

  • 17 Jun 2017 10:53 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    July is scams awareness month. People who want to find out more about scams, share their stories and learn how to protect themselves, their families and friends against these cruel crimes and predatory practices.

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/campaigns/current_campaigns/scams-awareness-month/

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