Which? free scam alert service

Unfortunately email, text, phone and social media scams are on the rise. People are falling victim every day with scammers stealing billions of pounds. Which? is aiming to arm the public with the knowledge of how to spot and avoid scams.  Which?’s free scam alerts are regular email updates on the latest scams. They also… Continue reading Which? free scam alert service

Friends Against Scams Online Learning

Scams awareness online provided by National Trading Standards. Lots of useful information. By attending a Friends Against Scams awareness session or completing the online learning, anyone can learn about the different types of scams and how to spot and support a victim. With increased knowledge and awareness, people can make scams part of everyday conversation… Continue reading Friends Against Scams Online Learning

Why scams must be included in the Online Safety Bill

The tech giants are not doing enough to stop lives being devastated by fraud. We’re demanding the government includes scams in the Online Safety Bill. Which? has joined forces with a coalition of organisations championing consumers, and representing civil society and business, to warn that the UK risks failing in its ambition to be the… Continue reading Why scams must be included in the Online Safety Bill

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

FluBot: Guidance for ‘package delivery’ text message scam

The NCSC is aware that a malicious piece of spyware – known as FluBot – is affecting Android phones and devices across the UK. The spyware is installed when a victim receives a text message, asking them to install a tracking app due to a ‘missed package delivery’. The tracking app is in fact spyware… Continue reading FluBot: Guidance for ‘package delivery’ text message scam