Attack of the clone firms: over £78 million stolen in ‘clone’ firm investment scams

New warning from Action Fraud, the City of London Police and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Number of ‘clone firm’ investment scams reported increased by 29% as UK went into first lockdown Victims scammed out of more than £45,000 each, on average 77% of investors do not know or are unsure what a ‘clone investment… Continue reading Attack of the clone firms: over £78 million stolen in ‘clone’ firm investment scams

Beware HMRC Tax Refund rebate Scam doing its rounds

  The above images show a local resident received the message on her mobile.  The screenshots have masked the links for obvious reasons, but one was passed to Bexley Watch and showed the link navigates to a ‘Deceptive site and blocked’ (red image).  The other is a mobile 07943499453 she was called from and again… Continue reading Beware HMRC Tax Refund rebate Scam doing its rounds

Quad9 and DMARC free cybercrime protection

The Quad9 DNS service protects users from accessing known malicious websites, leveraging threat intelligence from several industry leaders and blocking an average of 60 million threats per day for users in 90 countries. It improves your system’s performance, plus it preserves and protects your privacy. Quad9 and DMARC have been set up by the Global… Continue reading Quad9 and DMARC free cybercrime protection

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and vaccination (NHS)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine [NHS] The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine [Page last reviewed: 21 January 2021, Next review due: 4 February 2021] How you will be contacted for your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination [NHS] The NHS will contact you when it’s your turn… Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and vaccination (NHS)

Scam alert: Amazon gift card COVID-19 email requests

A new twist on an old scam has emerged, in which fraudsters are using the pandemic as the perfect excuse to trick people into buying them Amazon gift cards. We’ve already exposed the fake texts and calls about the COVID-19 vaccine, sent by criminals attempting to steal personal data and card detail, but now we’ve… Continue reading Scam alert: Amazon gift card COVID-19 email requests

WIN! Design a Croods 2 inspired treehouse and win it for your local community

  In partnership with ‘The Croods 2: A New Age’ and Co-op, we want children up to the age of 16 to design their very own Croods 2 inspired treehouse for their local community. What’s more, the winning entry will be brought to life and built within a nearby Wildlife Trust location to be enjoyed by the… Continue reading WIN! Design a Croods 2 inspired treehouse and win it for your local community

WARNING: Criminals continue to take advantage of coronavirus vaccine roll-out as phishing email reports soar

 Action Fraud is raising awareness of another coronavirus vaccine scam, after it received a high volume of reports relating to a phishing email on Monday 25 January. The email, which attempts to trick people into handing over their bank details, was reported more than 1,000 times in 24 hours. It appears to come from the NHS… Continue reading WARNING: Criminals continue to take advantage of coronavirus vaccine roll-out as phishing email reports soar