Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud. You should report all types of fraud to Action Fraud whether or not you choose to report it to another agency such as Trading Standards or your bank as well. This includes if you have been the victim of attempted fraud or cybercrime, you have… Continue reading What does Action Fraud do?
Don’t: click on any links download any attachments reply Do: report the message to us at firstname.lastname@example.org@hsbc.co.uk This link will open in a new window report the message to your mobile operator by forwarding the message to 7726, free of charge contact us using the number on the back of your card if you want to check whether the… Continue reading Beware HSBC and Census Scam texts
Fraudsters are poised to target the British public with ticketing, travel and health insurance scams as consumers look to book in much-needed social activities as lockdown restrictions ease, warns UK Finance. The scam alert comes as the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign publishes guidance below on how consumers can protect themselves in the lead-up to further easing of lockdown restrictions from 17 May. With many people booking holidays and tickets to concerts and summer festivals, criminals are staying… Continue reading Holidaymakers and festivalgoers urged to be vigilant from scams as lockdown restrictions ease
Action Fraud is warning savers to remain vigilant and protect their pensions, as figures from the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime reveal £1.8 million has already been lost to pension fraud this year. Source and further details: Action Fraud 20-04-2021
Following the announcement of the easing of lockdown restrictions over the coming months, several festivals and concerts have been announced, with demand expected to be incredibly high. Some festivals have already sold out. As a result of the high demand for tickets, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) are warning buyers to take extra care… Continue reading Action Fraud warning as demand for tickets increases ahead of lockdown easing
Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, received 15,214 reports of email and social media hacking between February 2020 and February 2021 – 88 per cent of which were from individuals who had their personal accounts compromised by criminals. Visit Action Fraud to find out how to protect yourself and to report if… Continue reading City of London Police warns public to keep online accounts safe from hackers
Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing-looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy. People are warned to… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine fraud
Beware of bogus text and emails about vaccines claiming to be from the NHS. Click on images above to enlarge.
Romance Scams/Fraud Campaign 8th To 20th February 2021 Anyone can become a victim of a Romance Scam Romance fraud happens when someone believes they have met their perfect match through an online dating site or app, but the other person is in fact a scammer using a fake profile to build the relationship. They slowly… Continue reading Romance Scams/Fraud OR Valentines Day?
OURWATCH.ORG.UK NEWS FEBRUARY 2021 EDITION (pdf) Romance fraud happens when someone believes they have met their perfect match through an online dating site or app, but the other person is in fact a scammer using a fake profile to build the relationship. They slowly gain your trust with a view to eventually asking you… Continue reading Spot the signs of a romance scam