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Last year, Action Fraud clocked 42,949 incidents of online shopping fraud, with total losses of £58m.
Victim of sophisticated banking con reveals how she was tricked into transferring £4,000 to scammers
Action Fraud has had more than 300 reports of fake emails, texts and calls from fraudsters pretending to be from TSB this month in the wake of the bank's IT meltdown - and a further 51 reports of TSB-related fraud where victims say they have actually lost cash.
Action Fraud is warning the public about a sharp rise in fraudsters sending out fake text messages and phishing emails claiming to be from TSB.
Highest number of ID frauds ever recorded by Cifas members
Fraudsters are sending fake emails and SMS messages promising tax rebates in order to trick people into disclosing their bank account and personal details, or send them money.
Fraudsters are continually embracing new technology and changing their methods in order to get at your hard-earned cash and data.
Toolkit developed for Citizens Advice and is intended to aid anyone that wishes to make evidence based decisions on how to communicate to the public about any type of scam – from doorstep scams to mail scams.
Help spread the message that scams are crimes that can happen to anyone and we don’t need to be embarrassed if we fall victim to them.
It follows recent reports where victims have been conned out of thousands pounds, in some cases by fraudsters pretending to be police officers.
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