Beware HSBC and Census Scam texts

Don’t: click on any links download any attachments reply Do: report the message to us at phishing@hsbc.co.ukphishing@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

Holidaymakers and festivalgoers urged to be vigilant from scams as lockdown restrictions ease

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

Stay alert and aware of your pension options

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 

Action Fraud warning as demand for tickets increases ahead of lockdown easing

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

City of London Police warns public to keep online accounts safe from hackers

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

COVID-19 vaccine fraud

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