Frauds

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  • 24 Feb 2024 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Scammers have sent out hundreds of bogus emails over the past few weeks, impersonating life insurance companies.

    Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, has received over 800 reports of fraudulent emails purporting to be from reputable life insurance companies.

    https://www.deeside.com/action-fraud-over-800-reports-of-scam-emails-impersonating-life-insurance-companies/


  • 24 Feb 2024 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Consumer watchdog Foodwatch said it was filing a legal complaint Wednesday against food giant Nestle and another group over them allegedly fraudulently treating water for their top mineral water brands.

    A government probe reported by media last month said about 30 percent of mineral water sold in France had undergone purification treatment only meant to be used on tap water.

    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/food-watchdog-lodges-complaint-over-124519902.html


  • 23 Feb 2024 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are pleased that our Crimestoppers Yorkshire romance fraud campaign audio advert won CCUK Audio Ad of The Year 2023.

    The campaign was launched across Yorkshire last November, to warn people using dating apps to be aware of the harm caused by so-called romance fraudsters.

    https://crimestoppers-uk.org/news-campaigns/news/2024/feb/crimestoppers-yorkshire-romance-fraud-campaign-advert-wins-national-award

  • 23 Feb 2024 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An article in The Guardian this week will concern many of those involved in the letting process, especially renters who run the risk of having their savings stolen.

    A teacher who was attempting to rent a property in north London has warned others to be on their guard if their mobile phone suddenly stops working. Fraudsters apparently used the ID information she had given to a letting agent to first take over her phone and then clean out her bank account.

    https://propertyindustryeye.com/letting-agents-checks-leave-renters-vulnerable-to-fraud/


  • 23 Feb 2024 12:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Advance fee fraud is when fraudsters target victims to make advance or upfront payments for goods, services and/or financial gains that do not materialise.

    Types of advance fee fraud include:

    Career opportunity scams

    Clairvoyant or psychic scams

    Cheque overpayment fraud

    Dating or romance scams

    Fraud recovery fraud

    Impersonation of officials

    Inheritance fraud

    https://www.getsafeonline.org/personal/articles/advance-fee-frauds/


  • 23 Feb 2024 11:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fraud detection has seen a double-digit increase from the prior year.

    Allianz Commercial reported a significant increase in detected claims fraud for the year 2023, with the figures reaching £77.4 million, up from £70.7 million in the previous year.

    https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/claims/allianz-fraud-savings-in-claims-hit-nearly-80-million-in-2023-476837.aspx

  • 23 Feb 2024 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Supermarket giant Tesco has said it has unearthed a ‘cash for crash’ scam wherein some of its delivery drivers were staging accidents to help fraudsters claim hefty damages.

    A dozen drivers working out of Tesco’s depot in Greenford, west London, allegedly conspired with people outside the company to carry out more than 50 stage-managed accidents in 2019 and 2020, The Times reports.

    https://www.easterneye.biz/tesco-drivers-fraud-case-damages/

  • 17 Feb 2024 1:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A ‘heartbroken’ cancer survivor who was conned out of thousands of pounds in a romance fraud has warned it could happen to anyone.

    Karen, who lives in the Mansfield area, met her would-be love interest on an online gaming platform. He tricked her into believing he had feelings for her, before grooming her into handing over money over the months that followed.

    https://westbridgfordwire.com/romance-fraud-nottinghamshire-woman-conned-out-of-thousands/


  • 17 Feb 2024 1:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Police officers in south Shropshire are warning residents to be on the alert for fraudsters posing as police officers.

    West Mercia Police say they have number of reports in the Highley and Cleobury Mortimer areas of fraudsters claiming to be from various police services around the country.

    https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/bridgnorth/2024/02/14/police-fraudsters-reported-in-highley/

  • 17 Feb 2024 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A WARRINGTON woman conned out of more than £50,000 in a cruel romance fraud has shared her heartbreaking story.

    It comes on valentine’s Day, and as part of Cheshire Police’s month-long focus on romance fraud, which is one of the most common crime types seen today, accounting for in excess of 40 per cent of all crime in England and Wales.

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/warrington-woman-conned-50k-romance-145904355.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

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