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  • 19 Sep 2021 8:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Advisers have been urged to help clients and prospective clients say 'no' to scam calls.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2021/09/14/how-to-help-your-clients-say-no/

  • 19 Sep 2021 8:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reports of ’smishing’ scams have jumped in the first six months of 2021, according to Which? But what is ‘smishing’ and what are the scam signs to look out for? Here’s what you need to know.

    https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/read-this/heres-what-smishing-means-as-reports-of-text-message-scams-jump-and-how-it-differs-from-phishing-3382083

  • 19 Sep 2021 7:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Social media companies should be made legally responsible for removing scam adverts from their networks and protecting users from fraud, the head of a policing body has said.

    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/social-media-firms-legally-responsible-230100227.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

  • 13 Sep 2021 9:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Chairman of the City of London Police Authority Board, James Thomson, will tell an audience on Thursday that tougher measures to tackle internet fraud should be included in the Online Safety Bill

    Social media companies should be made legally responsible for removing scam adverts from their networks and protecting users from fraud, the head of a policing body has said.

    https://www.essexlive.news/news/uk-world-news/social-media-firms-responsible-fraud-5891172?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar


  • 13 Sep 2021 9:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Certain financial services providers will have to prove they are authorised by the financial regulator before advertising on Google from today (6 September). It's an effort by the search engine to tackle online fraud, but the new policy doesn't apply to ads for cryptocurrency or debt services and there are some other exclusions.

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2021/09/google-scams-update-comes-into-force/

  • 06 Sep 2021 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A WARNING has been issued over callous con artists who are using uncertainty caused by the Covid pandemic to cheat victims out of cash.

    https://www.the-gazette.co.uk/news/19557304.scammers-using-different-methods-target-victims/?ref=twtrec

  • 06 Sep 2021 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A website that sells pets helped secure dozens of scam searches after recruiting cyber analysts and becoming detectives.

    https://currentdognews.com/pet-website-targets-puppy-sale-frauds-news/

  • 06 Sep 2021 10:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A scam email is going around claiming people have won £100 pounds worth of gift vouchers from Asda.

    Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime has issued a warning after they received 159 reports over the weekend regarding a fake email.

    https://www.deeside.com/beware-of-scam-emails-claiming-to-offer-asda-prizes/


  • 06 Sep 2021 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cat MacLean, partner and head of dispute resolution at MBM Commercial, explores the judgment issued this morning in Sekers v Clydesdale [2021] CSOH 89.

    https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/cat-maclean-online-fraud-when-is-a-bank-to-blame

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