Entries by John Heslop

Victims report losing more than £21 million in one year to Computer Software Service fraud

Action Fraud campaign warns people about Computer Software Service fraud. 22,000 victims reported losing £21 million in 2017/18. Action Fraud figures show that Computer Software Service fraud is in the top five most reported fraud types. Today (24 September 2018), Action Fraud launches a campaign to warn people about the threat of Computer Software Service fraud, […]

Nfib Alert – Bogus Overseas Officers

Nfib Alert – Bogus Overseas Officers Fraudsters are contacting overseas students and visitors who are in the UK via their mobile phone or social network account and purporting to represent UK or foreign law enforcement. After fraudsters have claimed to work with their respective embassy or government, they tell the victim that there is evidence […]

Scam Alert – Fake British Gas Emails

Scam Alert – Fake British Gas Emails Plain Text: Watch out for these fake British Gas refund emails. We’ve had an increase in reports about fake British Gas emails claiming to offer refunds. The links provided in the emails lead to genuine-looking British Gas phishing websites that are designed to steal the usernames and passwords […]

Alert – Rise In Fake Amazon Emails 20/07/2018

Alert – Rise In Fake Amazon Emails Plain text: These fake emails are after your Amazon login details! We’ve had an increased number of reports about these fake emails purporting to be from Amazon. The subject line and content of the emails vary, but they all contain links leading to phishing websites designed to steal […]

Scam Alert – Fake Argos Texts

Watch out for these fake Argos texts offering refunds These fake text messages purport to be from Argos and claim that you’re owed a refund. The link in the messages lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal information, as well as payment details. Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information […]

Follow Up Calls Computer Software Service Fraud

There is concern that victims of previous Computer Software Service Fraud (CSSF) are being re-targeted for “owed money”. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reports that CSSF scammers are returning to contact previous victims, requesting that they pay money owed for a fake malware protection service they had provided. Alternatively, the fraudster will ask for […]