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

Dealing with suspicious emails or text messages – Phishing attacks

What is phishing? Phishing is when criminals attempt to trick people into doing ‘the wrong thing’, such as clicking a link to a dodgy website. Phishing can be conducted via a text message, social media, or by phone, but the term ‘phishing’ is mainly used to describe attacks that arrive by email. Criminals send phishing… Continue reading Dealing with suspicious emails or text messages – Phishing attacks

Royal Mail scam text: ‘I lost £8,000 and my bank won’t refund me

People have reported being conned by a caller pretending to be from their bank after receiving a text purporting to be from Royal Mail that asked for their bank details. Claire had £7,762 stolen from her after being taken in by a fraudulent text pretending to be from Royal Mail.  The text urges shoppers to follow a link to… Continue reading Royal Mail scam text: ‘I lost £8,000 and my bank won’t refund me

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

Staying safe from email scams

Fraudsters are constantly coming up with new ways of trying to defraud people in relation to all manner of products and services, including loans, dating, holidays, business opportunities, clairvoyants, pharmaceuticals, lottery prizes, fake COVID vaccines, even recovery of money lost to fraud and a whole lot more. Here we look into some of the different… Continue reading Staying safe from email scams