Scams

  • 21 Jan 2018 9:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    These have included cold calls where the caller poses as police officer or a member of the bank’s fraud team

    http://www.knutsfordtimes.com/knutsford-community-police/10194/cheshire-police-warn-of-telephone-scams-in-area/

  • 21 Jan 2018 9:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are sending out fake Sainsbury’s gift vouchers via email. The email claims that the intended victim was overcharged on a recent visit to the supermarket and offers the gift card as compensation.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/rise-in-reports-of-fake-Sainsburys-refund-email-jan18

  • 21 Jan 2018 9:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The WannaCry ransomware attack was only last May and an article in the Independent reports that it expects scams to rocket during 2018. So, what’s to do?

    http://insights.ifamax.com/post/102eo4a/keep-your-money-safe-from-the-fraudsters

  • 15 Jan 2018 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The cold-calling con, which authorities have warned is becoming more prevalent, saw the 77-year-old from Eastbourne convinced she had an unpaid tax debt.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-42570454

  • 15 Jan 2018 9:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new con, in which fraudsters set up a fake email address in the same names as club chairmen, has targeted several teams up and down the UK.

    http://www.thecricketer.com/default.aspx?pageid=1223&catid=71&topicid=43910

  • 07 Jan 2018 10:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    These scammers target the older and more vulnerable members of our communities, offering fish for sale which is of poor quality, not stored properly, and at inflated prices, using pressure techniques on the doorstep.


    https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/scots-pensioners-targeted-by-conmen-selling-fish-door-to-door/


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