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  • 15 Apr 2018 9:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    On answering the call a man with a foreign sounding accent has introduced himself as a doctor from the Friarage Hospital stating that his wife had been in a car accident and required emergency surgery.


    https://northyorkshire.police.uk/news/fraud-alert-scam-phone-call-warning-north-yorkshire/

  • 15 Apr 2018 9:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Rogue traders specifically target vulnerable and elderly people, who on occasions can be talked into accepting work on their properties

    http://www.stratford-herald.com/84670-youth-pleads-guilty-despicable-fraud-offences.html

  • 15 Apr 2018 9:14 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    London based actress has given an account of how the fraud occurred, in the hope that other people who get similar phone calls will know to be suspicious.


  • 15 Apr 2018 9:12 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The bank told the victim they cannot refund the money, because “she explicitly authorised the payment from her account”.


    http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2018-04-10/teesside-woman-warns-about-online-bank-fraud-after-losing-12-000/


  • 15 Apr 2018 9:12 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A Gmail quirk could open up users who have a dot in their email address to phishing attacks.


    http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/gmail-dots-netflix-phishing-scam-3449336


  • 09 Apr 2018 4:16 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Police have revealed an elderly man from North Wales lost nearly £300,000 of his life-savings after being targeted by “cruel” scammers.

    http://www.wrexham.com/news/cruel-fraudsters-con-north-wales-pensioner-out-of-300000-in-phone-scam-146996.html

  • 09 Apr 2018 4:15 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Royal Navy veteran is told his wife needed life-saving surgery by fake doctor who used her mobile number to demand £300

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5563445/Husband-scammed-paying-life-saving-surgery-wife-fake-South-Shields-doctor.html

  • 03 Apr 2018 1:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Cumbria Police have launched a campaign to raise awareness of telephone scams as one victim’s family shares their story and urges people to safeguard the finances of their elderly relatives.


    https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2018/03/26/daughter-elderly-fraud-victim-speaks-part-police-campaign-raise-awareness-scams/


  • 03 Apr 2018 1:39 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A man who tried conning an 82-year-old out of hundreds of pounds with a bogus VAT bill has been jailed after his image was caught on CCTV installed by the tech-savvy pensioner.


    https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/news/5267/jail-bogus-builder-caught-camera-tech-savvy-pensioner


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