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  • 05 Feb 2018 10:32 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Scammers have been using paid ad slots on Facebook to dupe victims into bogus investment schemes 'fronted' by well-known figures.

    https://www.lovemoney.com/news/71015/facebook-fake-fraud-scam-investment-bitcoin-richard-branson

  • 05 Feb 2018 10:30 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Criminals are paying for ad slots on Facebook in a bid to con victims into investing in bogus schemes supposedly endorsed by well-known figures.

    http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/money/money-tips/watch-of-for-fake-facebook-investment-opportunities-11364246263643

  • 05 Feb 2018 10:29 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudulent tradespeople can advertise their services on two trusted trade websites without any experience, a BBC Inside Out investigation has found.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42783279

  • 05 Feb 2018 10:29 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Financial Conduct Authority has warned about the increasing use of social media to promote investment scams, saying it is leading to a changing profile of those who fall victims to fraud.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/regulation/2018/01/29/fca-warns-of-growing-use-of-social-media-by-scammers/

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:24 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Be wary of calls or emails you’re not expecting. Even if someone quotes your BT account number, you shouldn’t trust them with your personal information.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/jessica-investigates/realistic-looking-bt-email-scam-genuine/


  • 28 Jan 2018 9:22 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Discover how taking five minutes to talk to family and friends could help protect them from common scams.

    http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/security/take-five-to-stop-fraud-week-11364245147356

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:21 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Take Five to Stop Fraud Week, which is backed by the Home Office and financial institutions, and aims to combat one of Britain’s fastest-growing crimes.

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/jan/22/spot-scammers-home-office-fraud?CMP=share_btn_tw

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:20 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    How fraudsters are using famous faces to con people out of cash with more than 1,600 victims lost £342 on average after being duped on Facebook last year

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/5361478/inside-the-murky-world-of-facebook-scams-how-fraudsters-are-using-famous-faces-to-con-people-out-of-cash/

  • 21 Jan 2018 9:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    These have included cold calls where the caller poses as police officer or a member of the bank’s fraud team

    http://www.knutsfordtimes.com/knutsford-community-police/10194/cheshire-police-warn-of-telephone-scams-in-area/

  • 21 Jan 2018 9:28 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are sending out fake Sainsbury’s gift vouchers via email. The email claims that the intended victim was overcharged on a recent visit to the supermarket and offers the gift card as compensation.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/rise-in-reports-of-fake-Sainsburys-refund-email-jan18

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