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Don’t let a scammer enjoy your retirement

Scammers are targeting pension pots of all sizes. Make sure you know how to spot the warning signs and how to keep your pension safe. Pension scams can be hard to spot. Scammers can be articulate and financially knowledgeable, with credible websites, testimonials and materials that are hard to distinguish from the real thing. How pension...
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Counter-fraud measures for apprenticeship funding

Counter-fraud measures are to be set up for the apprenticeship funding programme, the government has insisted, amid warnings from the National Audit Office that not enough care is being taken to prevent a repeat of the Individual Learning Accounts fiasco. Worried about the repeat of the multi million pound fraud 15 years ago, the NAO has...
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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 your...
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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 in...
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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 a...
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Watch Out For These Fake Texts About Your Ee Bill

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 details....
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Courier Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has identified an increasing number of reports submitted to Action Fraud from the public concerning courier fraud.   Fraudsters are contacting victims by telephone and purporting to be a police officer or bank official. To substantiate this claim, the caller might be able to confirm some easily obtainable basic details about...
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More than £3 million lost to ticket fraud in one year prompts a warning from Action Fraud

Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, Action Fraud received 6,486 reports of ticket fraud. In the same period, the total reported losses to victims were £3,344,835; an average of £568 per victim. With lots of music concerts and sporting events taking place in summer, it is an opportunity for fraudsters to take advantage of unsuspecting fans. How is...
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HMRC has saved the public over £2.4M by stopping fraudsters

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has saved the public over £2.4m by taking down websites that trick people into calling premium rate phone numbers for services that HMRC provide for free. Fraudsters had been creating replica versions of HMRC’s website and directing the public to call premium rate numbers advertised on them. These numbers were simply...
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Lords, Bernard Hogan-Howe visited the region today

Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner and member of the House of Lords, Bernard Hogan-Howe visited the region today to deliver a personal insight of time as the most senior police officer in the UK and the significant challenges he faced and the success he brought to the role. Supported by BHP Law, Clive Owen LLP, Towergate BIB...
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Tsb Port Out Alert – 26/05/2018

There has been an increase in reports made in May by TSB customers relating to “port-out” fraud. Fraudsters are number porting a victim’s telephone number to a SIM card under their control and then using the number to access the victim’s bank accounts. The increase in the number of reports corresponds with the timing of TSB’s...
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TV Providers Discount Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have noticed an increase in Action Fraud reports where fraudsters are offering a discount on Television service provider subscriptions. Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, purporting to be from a Television (TV) provider offering a discount on their monthly subscription. Victims have been told the following: their subscription needs to be renewed;...
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