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  • 03 May 2018 5:43 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have noticed an increase in Action Fraud reports where criminals are offering a discount television service provider subscriptions.

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  • 22 Apr 2018 11:34 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 14 June – 15 July 2018. The worldwide demand for match tickets is expected to be significant. Action Fraud have been alerted to several websites which are offering World Cup Tickets for sale, some at highly inflated prices.

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  • 15 Apr 2018 7:36 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudulent websites claiming to offer cryptocurrency investments are using images and fabricating recommendations from prominent individuals such as Deborah Meaden from the BBC’s Dragons Den and Martin Lewis, the founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, without their consent. The adverts using these individuals to promote and falsely legitimise their illicit schemes and cryptocurrency investments can be found on social media and other websites. Clicking on the advert takes you to the full article where their images are presented along with fake quotes recommending investments with the fraudulent company in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.


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  • 05 Apr 2018 5:44 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Action Fraud has received several reports indicating that sellers of items on online marketplace websites are falling victim to fraud by bogus buyers.

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  • 05 Apr 2018 5:39 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Victims receive a telephone call from someone purporting to be a bailiff enforcing a court judgement, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt. The fraudsters state the debt originates from the victim not paying a magazine advertisement subscription.

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  • 18 Mar 2018 8:00 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have recently noticed that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ - an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.

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  • 20 Feb 2018 3:57 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has seen an increase in recent weeks in the volume of CEO Fraud reports whereby schools are the targeted victim.  This has resulted in substantial financial losses for several schools that have fallen victim to this type of fraud.

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  • 07 Feb 2018 7:13 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have recently noticed that fraudsters are attempting to entice victims who are looking for cheap flights abroad.

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  • 04 Feb 2018 4:38 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a “phantom” debt.

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  • 04 Feb 2018 4:35 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have recently noticed that fraudsters are purporting to be from the Home Office and cold-calling victims to claim that there is a problem with their immigration status. Victims are informed that in order to rectify this issue, they must pay an up-front fee and are often asked to confirm personal details such as their passport number and date of arrival in the United Kingdom.

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