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It follows recent reports where victims have been conned out of thousands pounds, in some cases by fraudsters pretending to be police officers.
A fraud victim has been scammed out of almost £50,000 by someone purporting to be an internet broadband provider, according to the PSNI.
The offender said the victim needed to pay a £1000 deposit for scaffolding before the work could begin and that this was needed straight away as the building supplies store was due to close.
A North Sea operator and an Aberdeen-based engineering firm have reported fraudulent recruitment emails going out in their names.
EBay has been accused of failing to protect users from scams and dodging responsibility for the number of fake listings it allows to be posted on its website. Shopping scams of all kinds are rife online
Action Fraud, the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre, has received several reports indicating sellers of items on online marketplace websites are falling victim to fraud by bogus buyers.
Sixteen victims misled into transferring their pension pot into an arrangement they were told would allow them to access half their funds before the age of 55.
Fraudsters claiming to be from Action Fraud are contacting victims using automated phone calls in order to gain remote access to their computers and drain bank accounts.
A message spreading around WhatsApp warns about a dangerous threat – but it is the post itself that is a scam.
The recently released 2018 Trustwave Global Security Report published an email thread that our incident investigators received showing a real CEO fraud operation in action.
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