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  • 08 Mar 2021 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Money Advice Service issue warning about scam WhatsApp message impersonating them

    Well-known brands continue to be impersonated by scammers to steal personal information

    https://www.cifas.org.uk/newsroom/coronavirus-scam-2-march-2021

  • 08 Mar 2021 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new email scam targeting Royal Mail customers has been reported nearly 1,700 times across the country.

    The scam comes in the form of an email posing to be Royal Mail, asking customers to confirm a re-delivery following a missed package.

    https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/royal-mail-scam-warning-issued-5069901?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
  • 01 Mar 2021 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Across the world, many of us are patiently waiting to be called for the COVID-19 vaccine. And where there is anticipation and hope, fraudsters are also finding ways to exploit people’s vulnerabilities.

    https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-vaccine-scams-fraud-experts-123233929.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr


  • 01 Mar 2021 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From setting strong passwords to reporting acts of cyber crime, there are a number of ways people can protect themselves from hackers.

    https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2021/02/22/cyber-fraud-10-tips-for-staying-safe-online/


  • 22 Feb 2021 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Action Fraud have reported that over 500 people have contacted them in one week about fake Sainsburys emails stating that they have been selected to participate in a gift card giveaway. The recipient is invited to enter personal information on a linked website. Criminals sometimes send convincing looking but fraudulent emails to encourage people to take action. 

    https://www.champnews.com/story.asp?id=GN4_ART_1801173#.YDAyqFXjxT0.twitter#.YDAyqFXjxT0.twitter


  • 14 Feb 2021 11:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Since people have been in local and national lockdowns across the globe, the use of the internet has accelerated at an incredible rate. Many meetings are now held online using apps such as Zoom, and food and retail shopping have almost completely gone tech-first.

    https://www.shinyshiny.tv/2021/02/how-to-spot-online-shopping-fraud-5-top-tips-to-stay-safe-online.html


  • 08 Feb 2021 1:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In many people’s minds, a stereotypical scam victim is trusting, gullible and most likely, elderly. But, in actual fact, millennials are the most likely age group to be caught up in scams involving handing money, according to figures from Lloyds Bank last year.

    https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/scammed-life-savings-why-millennial-155300712.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr


  • 08 Feb 2021 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A fourth woman who was part of a gang who committed large-scale fraud offences across the North West, including Alderley Edge, Mobberley and Knutsford, has been jailed.

    https://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/21212/fourth-woman-jailed-in-connection-with-large-scale-fraud


  • 08 Feb 2021 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Steve Timms, chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee, has joined calls from the City regulator for internet companies to take responsibility for financial scams promoted on their platforms.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/regulation/2021/02/01/google-must-take-responsibility-for-scams/


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