Entries by John Heslop

Lonely Hearts Romance Fraudster Alert

Lonely Hearts Romance Fraudster Alert Lonely Hearts Romance Fraudster Alert The NFIB have become aware of techniques used by romance fraudsters against people using dating sites. Not only will they steal your heart they will steal your money and your identification. When you think you’ve met the perfect partner through an online dating website or app, but […]

EUROPOL – INTERNET ORGANISED CRIME THREAT ASSESSMENT 2018

Catherine De Bolle, Executive Director of Europol:- It is my pleasure to introduce the 2018 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), not only as it is the fifth anniversary edition of the report, but also my first as the Executive Director of Europol. The IOCTA has been and continues to be a flagship strategic product […]

Are you at risk of being scammed on your phone? Millions don’t have antivirus software – and feel pressured by limited-time offers

As many as 61 per cent of smartphone users could be leaving themselves vulnerable to scammers online, according to a new survey. With more people now shopping online with their phones than ever before, only two in five surveyed by IT security company ESET were certain they had antivirus software on their mobile phones., Additionally, […]

HM Revenue And Customs Alert – 07/01/2019

HM Revenue and Customs Alert What you need to know Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to members of the public purporting to be from HMRC. The fraudsters state that as a result of their non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is […]

Extortion Scam 29/10/2018

Cyber criminals send victims their own passwords in extortion scam Cyber criminals are attempting to blackmail unsuspecting victims by claiming to have used the victims’ password to install spying malware on the victims’ computer. The criminals claim they’ve recorded videos of the victim watching adult material by activating their webcam when they visit these websites.

Cyber Security: Small Business Guide (Infographic)

A summary of low cost, simple techniques that can improve cyber security within your organisation. This advice has been produced to help small businesses protect themselves from the most common cyber attacks. The 5 topics covered are easy to understand and cost little to implement. Small Business Guide 1.2a Infographic

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, […]