Scams

  • 14 May 2023 11:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tax credits customers will receive their annual renewal packs between May 2 and June 15, but scammers are anticipated to strike.

    https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1764623/hmrc-scam-warning-tax-credits

  • 10 May 2023 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A TECH-SAVVY York man who lost £12,000 in an investment scam that used images of famous TV stars as bait is warning others not to make the same mistake.

    https://uk.style.yahoo.com/kicking-myself-warning-york-dad-030000256.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

  • 10 May 2023 12:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TSB Bank have demanded that Meta-owned companies, such as Facebook and Whatsapp, take greater responsibility for fraud carried out on their platforms as the government launches its new fraud crackdown.

    https://www.cityam.com/lloyds-tsb-bank-demand-facebook-and-whatsapp-take-responsibility-for-fraud-on-their-platforms/

  • 05 May 2023 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An elderly man was nearly conned out of more than £1,600 by a scammer who claimed to be selling commemorative Coronation coins.

    https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2023-05-01/police-warn-of-coronation-coins-scam-targeting-royal-fans

  • 05 May 2023 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Following the news that Ofcom is investigating ways to stamp out spoofing, a popular tactic by scammers to trick people into thinking a phone call is from a trusted person or organisation, Marijus Briedis, cybersecurity expert at NordVPN, has commented.

    https://ifamagazine.com/article/ofcom-spoof-call-crackdown-consumers-shouldnt-have-to-spend-their-days-dodging-these-scams-nordvpn/

  • 27 Apr 2023 11:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As the UK continues to grapple with its cost-of-living crisis, scammers are taking advantage of people’s increased financial vulnerability.

    In the first half of 2022 alone, criminals stole a total of £609.8 million through scams, according to UK Finance data.

    https://www.forbes.com/uk/advisor/personal-finance/2023/04/25/five-scams-beware-2023/


  • 27 Apr 2023 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You are more likely to fall victim to fraud than robbery or violence in England and Wales. What’s more, according to the government, 61% of fraud offences in England and Wales are committed online. But how many of these scams target mobile phone users?

    https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/compare/sim_only_deals/mobile-fraud/

  • 20 Apr 2023 12:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    'The court heard that the work was unnecessary and did not meet relevant British Standards'

    Two rogue traders who conned an elderly man out of almost £30,000 for poor roof work that was not needed have been sentenced.

    https://www.business-live.co.uk/retail-consumer/rogue-traders-sentenced-after-conning-26715582

  • 20 Apr 2023 12:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Financial institutions everywhere are still wrangling with the issues of vishing and smishing, the identifiable code words for scam phone calls and text messages. According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), there were an estimated 4.5 million fraud offences in the Telephone-operated Crime Survey year ending March 2022, a 25% increase compared with the CSEW year ending March 2020.

    https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/24064/no-caller-id-stopping-the-onslaught-of-fraud-text-messages-and-phone-calls

  • 27 Mar 2023 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fraudsters always try to keep on top of the current trends to try and trick you out of your hard-earned money. Here are four of the latest scams to watch out for.

    https://www.yourmoney.com/saving-banking/watch-out-four-common-scams-worming-their-way-into-your-inbox/

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