NFIB (National fraud intelligence bureau) 


  • 28 Apr 2016 9:50 PM | David Clark (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are texting members of the public offering a tax rebate. The text message contains a link to a website and requests personal information, such as bank account details, to claim the non-existent rebate.

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  • 22 Apr 2016 10:13 PM | David Clark (Administrator)

    A new investment fraud trend is targeting members of the public who are seeking to sell their wine investment. Fraudsters agree to purchase the victims wine, but instead transfer the stock into their own account without paying the victim. The fraudulently obtained wine is then believed to be sold on to other, unsuspecting victims.

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  • 22 Apr 2016 10:06 PM | David Clark (Administrator)

    The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has seen an increase in the volume of Gift Card Fraud reports in recent months. This has resulted in financial losses for several businesses that have fallen victim to this type of fraud.

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  • 08 Apr 2016 6:20 PM | David Clark (Administrator)

    The Proactive Intelligence Team (PIT) has become aware of a method whereby fraudsters target residential premises specifically in affluent areas of London and steal post to identify senior executives within companies and organisations.

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  • 08 Apr 2016 6:18 PM | David Clark (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are targeting members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters, via email, will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer and once payment is made the victims of the fraud soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.

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  • 08 Apr 2016 6:14 PM | David Clark (Administrator)

    The NFIB has received intelligence that fraudsters are using vishing techniques to gather bank account details of vulnerable people. Vishing is when fraudsters obtain personal details of a victim by phone. Fraudsters can then go on to use this personal information to commit fraud.

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  • 18 Mar 2016 11:02 PM | David Clark (Administrator)

    Fraudsters have been advertising rental accommodation via social media, targeting potential overseas students who are likely to be interested in rental accommodation but do not have UK bank statements to provide what is termed ‘a statement of affordability’. The fraudsters advise the victims to transfer funds into a Western Union/Moneygram account to show affordability, which they would then be able to withdraw once they arrive in the UK.

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  • 18 Mar 2016 10:58 PM | David Clark (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are committing man-in-the-middle vishing scams to exploit genuine bank account details and security information which enables them to make unauthorised payments to bank accounts under their control.

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  • 02 Mar 2016 11:35 AM | David Clark (Administrator)

    This is an update to a previous alert sent from Action Fraud in November 2015:

    Fraudsters are setting up high specification websites advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value and do not exist. The website will state you can pay via card; however when the purchaser goes to pay, this option is not available and the payment must be made via bank transfer.

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  • 02 Mar 2016 11:32 AM | David Clark (Administrator)

    Action Fraud has been receiving reports of an advanced fee fraud whereby suspects phone a member of the public and claim to be calling on behalf of the UK (or British) Government Grant Department.

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