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  • 25 Nov 2014 5:15 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald has urged new Justice Secretary Michael Matheson to investigate what measures can be taken to identify and prosecute those who prey on vulnerable people both from inside the UK or abroad.

    https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/politics/holyrood/408669/msp-calls-for-action-to-crack-down-on-people-who-tried-to-extort-money-over-the-internet/

     

  • 20 Nov 2014 2:41 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Police are asking residents to be alert to a scam where fraudsters con people over the phone to obtain their bank account details, debit cards and money.

    http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/My-Local-Police/DDivision/DerbyNorthSection/News/2014/TwoDarleyAbbeyresidentstargetedbyfraudstersusingphonescamtoobtainmoney.aspx

     

  • 14 Nov 2014 4:03 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Action Fraud has received reports of a fraudster cold calling members of the public claiming they must pay a debt or face having a bailiff sent round.

    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/scammer-derek-jones-calling-victims-claiming-they-have-to-pay-a-debt-nov14

     

  • 12 Nov 2014 2:49 PM | Sylvia Jones

    The BBC has launched its iWonder Guide entitled 'Would you fall for a scam email?'

    https://www.getsafeonline.org/news/bbc-launches-guide-to-scam-emails/

     

  • 07 Nov 2014 4:38 PM | Sylvia Jones

    DVLA warns the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence details via an online link.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/motorists-warned-about-scam-emails

  • 07 Nov 2014 9:00 AM | David Clark (Administrator)

    Police are hunting a man who is targeting cattle breeders in a bid to gain tens of thousands of pounds through a mail order semen scam.

    http://www.fwi.co.uk/articles/03/11/2014/147396/police-hunt-man-for-attempted-cattle-semen-fraud.htm

  • 07 Nov 2014 8:30 AM | David Clark (Administrator)

    The theme of National Consumer Week 2014 is Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders.

    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/national-consumer-week-focuses-on-doorstep-crime-nov14

  • 30 Oct 2014 11:07 AM | Sylvia Jones

    Fraudsters are using a new scam to make the people they are phoning believe they are speaking to a trusted organisation by fooling their phones into displaying any number they choose.

    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/alert-watch-out-for-new-number-spoofing-scam-oct14

  • 28 Oct 2014 7:27 AM | Sylvia Jones

    Hundreds of consumers across the UK are being taken in by sophisticated on-line vehicle sales scams.

    http://legalbeagles.info/scamaccounts/index.html#

  • 24 Oct 2014 2:20 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Figures, prepared by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) for Get Safe Online Week, give an indication to the sheer scale of online crime, with over £670 million lost nationwide to the top ten internet-enabled frauds

    https://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/nfib/nfib-news/Pages/top-ten-online-enabled-frauds.aspx 

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