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  • 19 Nov 2018 2:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Sextortion scams are a type of phishing attack where people are coerced into paying a BitCoin ransom because they have been threatened with sharing video of themselves visiting adult websites.

    http://www.deeside.com/increase-in-sextortion-scam-attempts-reported-in-north-wales/

  • 12 Nov 2018 7:27 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An 88-year-old dementia patient was tricked into spending nearly £10,000 on so called "miracle health cures" after being targeted by sales calls and letters over several years

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-46123457

  • 04 Nov 2018 10:23 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    IFB warns that people need to be wary as ghost broking scammers use fake adverts to pose as seemingly legitimate sellers on social media


    https://insurancefraudbureau.org/media-centre/news/2018/one-in-three-young-people-have-seen-a-suspicious-advert-for-car-insurance-on-social-media/


  • 04 Nov 2018 10:22 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A man who repeatedly pretended to be famous jockeys to steal money from their banks has been jailed.


    https://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2018/11/02/man-jailed-for-fraudulently-impersonating-famous-jockeys/


  • 04 Nov 2018 10:21 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The sole boss of a concrete driveway company, who conned victims across Kent out of thousands of pounds, has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

    https://kccmediahub.net/concrete-driveway-installer-jailed-fraud-money-laundering745

  • 04 Nov 2018 10:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters scammed nearly 49,000 older people across the UK in the past year, equivalent to almost six reports every hour, a BBC investigation has found.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45590333

  • 28 Oct 2018 10:12 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The telephone scam, which has been attempted across the county, relate to a caller purporting to be a police officer investigating an incident of fraud.

    https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2018/10/22/public-asked-to-be-vigilant-following-fake-police-officer-scams-in-cumbria/

  • 28 Oct 2018 10:11 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    By giving away too much personal information on social media, 21 people a minute are targeted by fraudsters in the UK.

    https://www.yourmoney.com/saving-banking/dangers-oversharing-social-media-revealed/

  • 22 Oct 2018 3:51 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The elaborate hi-tech sting involved using apps to clone the phone numbers so as to make calls and texts appear genuine, so duping unsuspecting targets.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/40-000-stolen-in-hi-tech-banking-scam-in-west-lothian-1-4812249


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