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  • 02 Aug 2021 11:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For most of us, being notified that you were to receive your Covid-19 vaccination was a moment of relief.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58029113

  • 02 Aug 2021 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, shoppers across the country became more dependent on parcel delivery services such as Royal Mail, DPD and Hermes while we stayed indoors.

    https://www.scotsman.com/read-this/warning-over-dpd-scam-text-heres-what-to-do-if-you-receive-a-fake-delivery-tracking-message-3317258

  • 02 Aug 2021 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    People in the Channel Islands are being warned about an overseas property scam which is circulating.

    https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2021-07-28/islanders-being-warned-about-overseas-property-scam

  • 26 Jul 2021 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A string of cross-party MPs have blasted the government’s failure to include paid-for adverts in its upcoming online safety laws, warning of “huge financial losses” to the public.

    https://www.cityam.com/mps-warn-of-huge-financial-losses-as-scam-ads-left-out-of-online-safety-laws/

  • 26 Jul 2021 10:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Two thirds of Britons say they have been targeted by a scammer this year, according to Citizens Advice. A terrifying figure, yes. But it's the remaining third I worry about.

    https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/comment/article-9797841/RACHEL-RICKARD-STRAUS-Scammers-getting-away-billions.html

  • 19 Jul 2021 9:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning the public to be vigilant of scam calls that appear to be coming from numbers similar to their own. Commonly, the first seven digits (07nnnnn) match the victim’s own number. The calls impersonate well-known government organisations, or law enforcement agencies, and will ask the recipient of the call to “press 1” in order to speak with an advisor, or police officer, about unpaid fines or police warrants.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/warning-about-scam-calls-from-matching-mobile-phone-numbers

  • 12 Jul 2021 9:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Morrisons shoppers have been warned over a new scam offering a fake prize to unsuspecting victims.

    https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/19433959.morrisons-issue-warning-every-customer-1-000-scam/?ref=twtrec

  • 05 Jul 2021 2:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Investment scams involving digital assets like bitcoin have skyrocketed in recent months. However, authorities are striking back with some success

    https://www.raconteur.net/finance/investing/cryptocurrency-fraud/

  • 28 Jun 2021 8:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thousands of motorists are targeted each year by fake emails and text messages that promise vehicle tax refunds or other non-existent services...

    https://www.whatcar.com/advice/owning/dvla-scams-are-rife-how-to-spot-them-and-avoid-them/n21056

  • 28 Jun 2021 8:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The features common to the majority of financial frauds are demonstrating to the courts that fraud has actually taken place and finding the money extracted from the victims by the fraudsters.

    https://www.giambronelaw.com/site/news-articles-press/library/articles/a-class-action-is-the-best-way-to-demonstrate-an-investment-scam?utm_source=Mondaq

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