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  • 30 Sep 2018 11:49 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A total of £503.4m was stolen by criminals through authorised and unauthorised fraud in the first six months of 2018, data from UK Finance has shown.


    https://www.professionaladviser.com/professional-adviser/news/3063340/half-a-billion-stolen-in-fraud-and-scams-in-h1-2018


  • 24 Sep 2018 10:10 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The FCA listed an international telephone number and website with a .cc address as among the details to be aware of in the scam.

    https://www.insuranceage.co.uk/insurer/3600516/fca-warns-on-clone-of-direct-lines-uk-insurance

  • 24 Sep 2018 10:10 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are sending out fake TV Licence refund emails that lead to convincing looking websites in a bid to steal victim bank account details.

    https://actionfraud.police.uk/news/fake-tv-licencing-refund-emails-sept18

  • 24 Sep 2018 10:09 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Identity spoofing is one of the most insidious and successful phishing attacks currently in use. Here are seven steps to take to make cybercriminals' efforts less effective.

    https://uk.pcmag.com/apple-itunes-11/117500/feature/7-steps-to-minimize-ceo-fraud-and-identity-spoofing

  • 24 Sep 2018 10:08 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In these recently reported cases, victims have reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be from either their bank or the Metropolitan Police, reporting that the victim’s bank account was showing fraudulent activity, and go on to ask for bank details in order to investigate the issue.

    http://bjournal.co/police-remind-residents-to-be-vigilant-towards-fraud-as-thousands-fall-victim/

  • 24 Sep 2018 10:06 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Swansea mum, who had been targeted by scammers posing as police, was told she would be arrested and her children taken into care if she didn’t immediately hand over the money to officers.

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/terrified-mum-told-children-would-15172571

  • 17 Sep 2018 10:49 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An elderly woman has been targeted by a scammer who warned her a warrant was out for her arrest if she did not pay her tax bill.

    http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/16695627.scammer-warns-elderly-woman-with-arrest-warrant-in-phone-fraud/

  • 10 Sep 2018 10:35 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Google has begun restricting ads that offer third-party tech support in a bid to “maintain a healthy advertising ecosystem”.

    https://www.marketingtechnews.net/news/2018/sep/03/your-pc-being-hacked-google-cracks-down-fraudulent-tech-support-ads/

  • 10 Sep 2018 10:35 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) have warned that fraudsters are advertising fake vehicle leasing deals on social media.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/car-leasing-social-media-scam-sept18

  • 10 Sep 2018 10:34 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The format of the scam, which has become common among fraudsters, sees the victim receiving a call instilling panic and urgency to make a payment to clear debt.

    https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/718845/dundee-woman-conned-out-of-almost-2000-in-voucher-scam/

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