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  • 24 Jun 2018 11:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    As June is Scams Awareness Month, community safety groups are warning of the rise in frauds after one West Berkshire woman was conned out of £21,000.

    https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/metropolitan-police-fraud-scam-on-the-rise-across-berkshire/

  • 24 Jun 2018 11:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Action Fraud is warning people once again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/alert-fraudsters-claiming-to-be-from-hmrc-jun17

  • 18 Jun 2018 10:01 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, purporting to be from a TV provider. Victims have been told that their subscription needs to be renewed, that part or all of the TV equipment has expired, and that they are due an upgrade on their equipment or their subscription.

    http://www.altonherald.com/article.cfm?id=127286&headline=Discount%20TV%20fraud%20probed§ionIs=news&searchyear=2018


  • 18 Jun 2018 10:00 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The caller asks for sponsorship money “to facilitate a crime prevention campaign involving young children and schools.”

    http://www.deeside.com/police-issue-fraud-warning-over-bogus-caller-claiming-to-be-from-north-wales-polcie/


  • 18 Jun 2018 9:59 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A victim of fraud was tricked out of £13,000 in a sophisticated scam as she cared for her dying mother

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44467659


  • 11 Jun 2018 3:35 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Police in Cumbria are urging the public to be vigilant of a telephone scam that requests victims purchase iTunes vouchers.

    https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2018/06/08/police-warn-of-itunes-vouchers-scam/

  • 11 Jun 2018 3:34 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Citizens Advice says reported cases of investment scams - including cryptocurrency, binary option investments and holiday timeshares - has doubled over the past year

    https://www.insider.co.uk/news/citizens-advice-scams-financial-legal-12630721

  • 11 Jun 2018 3:33 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    How safe from the scammers do you think you are? Many of us are confident that we would never fall for crimes that can end up costing thousands of pounds.

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16266090.Revealed__the_people_most_likely_to_be_scammed/

  • 11 Jun 2018 3:33 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    At the start of Scams Awareness Month, Citizens Advice reveal three quarters of us have been targeted by a scam in the past two years

    https://www.which.co.uk/news/2018/06/10-of-the-latest-and-most-common-scam-threats-in-the-uk/

  • 03 Jun 2018 10:00 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A conman made so much money from ripping off customers he put down a deposit for a trip to the moon, a court heard.


    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/967116/online-fraud-conman-virgin-Richard-Branson-moon-trip

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