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Scammers have been using paid ad slots on Facebook to dupe victims into bogus investment schemes 'fronted' by well-known figures.
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.
Fraudulent tradespeople can advertise their services on two trusted trade websites without any experience, a BBC Inside Out investigation has found.
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.
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.
Discover how taking five minutes to talk to family and friends could help protect them from common scams.
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.
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
These have included cold calls where the caller poses as police officer or a member of the bank’s fraud team
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.
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