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A trading standards investigation has revealed that about 40% of the phone calls received by older and vulnerable residents in Scotland are nuisance calls.
Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) has released new fraud intelligence highlighting the growth of a particular type of phone scam in which fraudsters are targeting individuals to deceive them into revealing personal and financial information - or make payments into the fraudster’s account.
An email circulating purporting to be from Action Fraud, threatens legal action because of failure to provide Western Union details to PayPal.
A small core of ten inter-connected Russian and Ukrainian organisations is behind 30 percent of all mobile malware and 60 percent of the rogue programs exploiting SMS toll fraud.
Police are advising home owners to be aware of cold callers operating a scam involving refunds on Sky cards.
Cumbria police are warning the public to be aware of bogus telephone calls from fraudsters claiming they are from a company called OnlineTec, in order to gain access to computers.
The Environment Agency has recently been highlighting a number of incidents where individuals claiming to be from the Environment Agency, to the extent that they have had EA clothing and even mocked up vans, have gained access onto sites and subsequently carried out unlawful activities, presumably theft.
The movies and TV dramas have a tendency to glamorise con tricks or frauds.
A couple accused of trying to scam Madeleine McCann's parents after she went missing have been arrested at a hideout in Portugal.
Mohammed Arshid Khatana was jailed for eight and a half years after pleading guilty to 15 counts of fraud in September, 2012. At Burnley Crown Court, the North West Regional Asset Recovery Team, a component of the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (TITAN), was successful in an application to have the proceeds from his crimes confiscated.
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