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  • 18 Oct 2021 9:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Residents in the Stratford district are receiving fraudulent letters claiming they are entitled to lottery winnings of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

    https://www.stratford-herald.com/news/scam-lottery-letters-sent-to-residents-9220170/

  • 18 Oct 2021 9:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The internet is awash with fake websites and adverts while our mobile phones are used by con artists - and the pandemic has given crooks a new way of emptying victims' bank account

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/top-10-tricks-scammers-use-25177947?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

  • 10 Oct 2021 9:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nationwide Building Society is today announcing further support to help protect members from falling victim to Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams.

    https://www.finextra.com/pressarticle/89477/nationwide-launches-app-fraud-scam-checker-service

  • 04 Oct 2021 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NHS COVID Pass fraud and bogus Amazon callers are just some of the scams happening in Warwickshire right now.

    https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/in-your-area/nhs-covid-pass-fraud-bogus-21706603

  • 04 Oct 2021 10:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    INDUKUMAR PATEL, 87, from Barnet, north London, who lost £130,000 to scammers, was one of the recent victims of online fraud as reports say that there is an increase in the trend.

    https://www.easterneye.biz/i-think-it-destroyed-him-says-daughter-of-online-fraud-victim-as-mps-launch-attack-on-tech-giants/

  • 26 Sep 2021 11:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Encouraging trust, spreading awareness and sharing information about scams: these are some of the ways advisers have helped protect clients and prospective clients against financial fraud.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/protection/2021/09/16/advisers-share-tips-on-fighting-financial-fraud/

  • 26 Sep 2021 11:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    in the last year or so, we’ve all benefited from being able to go online. The internet has kept us entertained and connected. During the times we couldn’t get out and socialise, it was a lifeline.

    https://www.comparethemarket.com/credit-cards/content/digital-money-for-seniors/

  • 26 Sep 2021 11:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nearly one in five (17 per cent) Brits fell victim to a scam or fraud in the last year, with just under a third (29 per cent) losing money as a result.

    https://www.yourmoney.com/household-bills/men-lose-more-than-twice-as-much-money-in-scams-than-women/

  • 26 Sep 2021 9:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Social engineering and authorised push payment (APP) scams have been on the rise. For banks this creates a litany of problems, including compromising customer trust, difficulty navigating repayment schemes, and the changing nature of these attacks.

    https://www.finextra.com/the-long-read/256/five-behaviours-that-indicate-a-social-engineering-scam

  • 26 Sep 2021 9:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    People are being warned to look out for a text message that appears to be from the NHS, telling you to order a PCR Covid testing kit.

    https://www.essexlive.news/news/uk-world-news/warning-over-fake-nhs-pcr-5938748?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

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