Midlands Fraud Forum

Member Login Member Area

Scams

Search articles by keyword

  • 09 Jul 2018 9:48 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A woman has described how scammers "invaded her life" after they hijacked her phone number.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44660869

  • 02 Jul 2018 1:13 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are falsely claiming to be calling from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to try to persuade people to reveal details about their personal and financial circumstances - and they are even managing to make FOS's number appear on people's caller ID.

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/banking/2018/06/scammers-are-calling-customers-customers-and-pretending-to-be-the-financial-ombudsman-watchdog-warns

  • 02 Jul 2018 1:12 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Cybercrime experts have urged Fortnite fans – and their parents – to be vigilant to gaming fraud in light of reports from dozens of players who have been duped by scammers to the tune of £5,000.

    https://inews.co.uk/news/technology/fortnite-fraud-gamers-warned-v-bucks-scam/

  • 02 Jul 2018 1:11 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In our ever more interconnected world, these days many thieves wear suits, have charm, act in a sophisticated manner and make out they are on our side.

    https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2018/06/martin-lewis--how-to-teach-yourself-scam-self-defence-/

  • 02 Jul 2018 1:11 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    June has been Scams Awareness Month, which aims to highlight con artists’ common tactics and help prevent people losing cash to them.

    https://www.scotsman.com/business/don-t-let-scammers-catch-you-off-guard-1-4755671

  • 24 Jun 2018 11:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Sophos warns of a 'protection racket' scam email that threatens to infect victims with the ransomware variant if they don't pay the attackers.

    https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/pay-up-or-get-wannacry-hit-extortion-email-spreading/d/d-id/1332125

  • 24 Jun 2018 11:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    As June is Scams Awareness Month, community safety groups are warning of the rise in frauds after one West Berkshire woman was conned out of £21,000.

    https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/metropolitan-police-fraud-scam-on-the-rise-across-berkshire/

  • 24 Jun 2018 11:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Action Fraud is warning people once again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/alert-fraudsters-claiming-to-be-from-hmrc-jun17

  • 18 Jun 2018 10:01 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, purporting to be from a TV provider. Victims have been told that their subscription needs to be renewed, that part or all of the TV equipment has expired, and that they are due an upgrade on their equipment or their subscription.

    http://www.altonherald.com/article.cfm?id=127286&headline=Discount%20TV%20fraud%20probed§ionIs=news&searchyear=2018


  • 18 Jun 2018 10:00 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The caller asks for sponsorship money “to facilitate a crime prevention campaign involving young children and schools.”

    http://www.deeside.com/police-issue-fraud-warning-over-bogus-caller-claiming-to-be-from-north-wales-polcie/


HOW TO APPLY


Join the Network

Attend our conferences, master classes and events share knowledge and
best practices

Mailing List Signup

Non-members can find out about upcoming events
and masterclasses by
signing up here.

twitter   linkedin

Midlands Fraud Forum Ltd. Reg.No: 06436330
Copyright © March 2014
Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software