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  • 26 Jul 2021 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LOCKDOWNS and restrictions in movement in England and Wales saw a spike in online shopping which led to “substantial increases” in computer crimes and online fraud, suggests a recently released data, which also shows some decline in theft and domestic burglary in the year ending March 2021.

    https://www.easterneye.biz/online-scams-and-hacking-boomed-during-pandemic/

  • 21 Jun 2021 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Research from pollsters YouGov reveals that 25% of UK adults receive some form of scam messaging each day, with a further 39% saying they get them every week and 17% suffering the intrusion once a month.

    https://www.forbes.com/uk/advisor/personal-finance/2021/06/11/scams-scandal-quarter-of-brits-hit-daily-by-fraud-attempts/

  • 07 Jun 2021 5:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A third (33%) of influencers in the UK are impacted by fraud, with inauthentic follwers on comments that can skew their effectiveness, according new research.

    https://www.netimperative.com/2021/05/31/third-of-influencer-marketers-impacted-by-bot-fraud/

  • 01 Jun 2021 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For many, online banking and credit/debit cards are an essential part of everyday life, as they allow payment towards a multitude of necessities; such as food and utility bills. Despite this, they’re also vulnerable to opportunistic criminals who may defraud an online bank account or use a payment card/cheque that is either stolen, forged, or cloned by them.

    https://thefintechtimes.com/do-you-live-in-a-financial-fraud-uk-hotspot/

  • 01 Jun 2021 8:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There were 1,265 cases of cheque, plastic card and online bank account fraud in the West Midlands Police force area in the 12 months from April last year to the end of March.

    https://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2021/05/21/banking-fraud-victims-in-west-midlands-lost-103m-in-2020-2021/

  • 24 May 2021 9:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UK bank customers fell victim to 25,717 recorded cases of cheque, plastic card and online bank account fraud between April 2020 and March 2021.

    https://www.yourmoney.com/saving-banking/uk-consumers-lose-160m-to-online-banking-fraudsters/

  • 17 May 2021 10:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Marqeta, the global modern card issuing platform, today released the annual findings of a survey of more than 2,000 UK and US consumers, looking at their attitudes and experiences regarding financial fraud.

    https://www.finextra.com/pressarticle/87553/covid-19-causes-spike-in-first-time-fraud-victims

  • 17 May 2021 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cyber crime has risen 30% in the past 12 months since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Action Fraud.

    https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2021-05-10/how-to-avoid-being-caught-out-by-online-scammers

  • 17 May 2021 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Online scams soared by 1,500 per cent in the last year as criminals exploited crises from Covid to the chaotic aftermath of Brexit, a cyber security watchdog has reported.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/online-scams-soar-by-1500percent-as-fraudsters-and-foreign-agents-exploit-covid-and-brexit/ar-BB1gxWcA?ocid=st

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