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Protect Alert: Since February 2020, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified 21 reports of fraud where Coronavirus was mentioned, with victim losses totalling over £800k. Ten of these reports were made by victims that attempted to purchase protective face masks from fraudulent sellers. Reporting numbers are expected to rise as the virus continues...
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Welcome – Insight North East We’d like to keep you updated on news from the North East LEP, read on for information on what’s been happening and our plans for 2020. If you’d like further information, please get in touch – [email protected] Brexit toolkit Brexit toolkit: resources and advice for businesses preparing for Brexit The North...
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In addition to trying to reach and educate those young people who attend our regions universities to the dangers of money mules. There are many young people who live within our region and don’t attend University that may also be targeted. We will therefore be working in partnership with other organisations to ensure during fraud...
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NORTH EAST FRAUD FORUM LIMITED – Joins Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud International Fraud Awareness Week kicks off Nov. 17, 2019 worldwide Fraud costs organizations worldwide an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE’s 2018 Report to the...
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The easy way to keep hackers out of your online accounts. Whether it’s your Amazon or Netflix account, the explosion in popularity of online apps and services means more and more of us need to remember a seemingly endless list of passwords. Sometimes that leads to shortcuts that are bad for our online security, such...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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These fake text messages purport to be from EE and claim that you haven’t paid a bill. The link in the message leads to a phishing website designed to steal your EE account login details, as well as personal & financial information. Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial...
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