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....Norfolk is a hotspot for reported dating fraud, while in Surrey investment scams are a particular concern and mid-Wales has relatively high levels of reported computer repair fraud, according to Which? analysis. The findings were revealed following a Freedom of Information Act request for thousands of reports made to Action Fraud during 2014, 2015 and 2016. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Norfolk emerges as dating fraud hotspot in regional scam standings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:01:53 PM
....Norfolk is a hotspot for reported dating fraud, while in Surrey investment scams are a particular concern and mid-Wales has relatively high levels of reported computer repair fraud, according to Which? analysis. The findings were revealed following a Freedom of Information Act request for thousands of reports made to Action Fraud during 2014, 2015 and 2016. ...
Richard Branson says scammers are using his name to dupe investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:08:44 PM
.... Members of the public should also consider that “if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is”. According to figures from Action Fraud, the national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre, there were 664 reports of binary options fraud during the financial year 2015/16. ...
Barclays Bank launches new £10m advertising campaign to fight fraud image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 07:51:00 AM
....Anyone whose card has been lost or stolen, or who suspects their card has been fraudulently used, should report it to their card company immediately. They can also contact Action Fraud. ...
UK tourists hit by booking scams up by nearly a fifth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:47:58 AM
. The number of British tourists hit by booking scams rose by 19% last year, according to Action Fraud. ...
Santander faces challenge over fraud losses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 10:08:30 AM
.... . Fraudsters are continually changing the way they target bank customers, according to Action Fraud - the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime. ...
Answerphone hackers rack up £5,000 in calls – all charged to us image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 06:00:02 AM
.... We have been informed by our phone system supplier, Chaser Communications, that the hackers gained remote access to our phone system via our answering machine, and were somehow able to route calls to Syria at a premium rate. We have reported it to our local police and Action Fraud, but this has been no help. ...
Financial fraud tops £768 million as impersonation scams and cyber attacks drive increase image
....”. Anyone who thinks they have been a victim of fraud should contact their bank and Action Fraud (0300 123 2040/actionfraud. ...
Revealed: Vulnerable pensioners left empty-handed by not reporting cruel fraudsters image
.... . To report fraud call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit ActionFraud. ...
Love on the line? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:03:50 AM
.... . New stats from campaign Get Safe Online reveal that seven reports of dating fraud are received by the UK's Action Fraud every day - an increase of 32% over two years. ...
The crooked 'landlords' who are finding new ways to cheat desperate renters image
.... Latest figures show an increasing number of people are being scammed by fraudsters taking advantage of a highly competitive rental market. Reports of rental fraud in the UK jumped by around a third in 2015 compared with the previous year, with 2,940 incidents, according to Action Fraud, the national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. ...
Investment fraud targets are men in their 60s in urban areas, say police image
.... Only later does the victim find that the shares are worthless and the sellers have disappeared. Figures released by Action Fraud and the City of London police show that 77% of people reporting investment fraud are men, with an average age of 65. ...
Jockeys advised to avoid high street banks after frauds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 09:24:02 AM
....The body said that a “significant six-figure sum” was thought to have been lost so far and that “given the ineptitude of the major high street banks in preventing the fraud and their lack of interest in prosecuting it”, the only way to prevent more was to bank away from the high street. The PJA said the scams were first reported in early 2014 and were continuing, “with the banks seemingly both unwilling and incapable of preventing or investigating them, and the police and Action Fraud of no use whatsoever”. ...
You sent how much?! image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:04:27 PM
....Businesses can also protect against email fraud by ensuring staff question any messages requesting actions that seem unusual or aren't following normal procedures. "Employees should be encouraged to doublecheck everything they do," says Steve Proffitt, deputy head of Action Fraud, the UK's reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime. ...
Students warned of new 'phishing' scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 11:58:55 PM
.... . Earlier this year, the police site Action Fraud warned of a similar "phishing" campaign at universities. ...
SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Fraudsters who prey on the disabled image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 04:01:00 PM
....    . To report fraud call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit actionfraud. ...
The police chief battling cybercriminals from Russia and Ukraine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of August 2016 06:00:00 AM
....Dyson is disarmingly honest about the explosion in online fraud and cybercrime, and what realistically the police can do about it. “Every month Action Fraud [the national fraud reporting service] receives 40,000 reports, half a million a year, and we know from the ONS stats that’s only a small percentage of what is going on. ...

iTunes users targeted with £20 purchase refund scam - how to protect yourself
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....". If you think you may have fallen victim to the scam, contact your Apple and Action Fraud immediately. ...
Last minute Olympics tickets too good to be true, Which warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of July 2016 10:49:26 AM
.... Emails and calls from the Guardian were also not returned. Which? is reporting its concerns about this site to the City of London police and Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime. ...
Beware the cyber criminals: How to keep yourself safe from scammers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 11:36:00 AM
....If you have been targeted by scammers call The Pensions Advisory Service on 0300 123 1047 or the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06. To report suspected fraud call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit ActionFraud. ...
'Speak out' plea as rogue lettings agent is jailed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of July 2016 09:23:34 PM
....Barnet Trading Standards said that it received a high level of complaints about lettings agents. Figures from Action Fraud show that reports of rental fraud in England and Wales rose from 2,216 in 2014 to 3,193 last year. ...
Pensions are honey pots for fraudsters targeting life-savings, savers warned image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 04:22:00 PM
.... Remember the old adage ‘if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. ”Savers can report suspicious behaviour to their pension provider, the regulator Financial Conduct Authority or Action Fraud. ...
Football and music fans warned over rise in fake ticket sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of May 2016 11:01:17 PM
....”. Hundreds of would-be concert goers complained to Action Fraud, the fraud and cyber-crime reporting site, last year over an agency called Circle Tickets, when tickets they had bought for shows including Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift failed to materialise. ...
Beware of scams: Beat fraudsters by staying alert image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 09:57:00 AM
....Protect yourself: Never store sensitive personal data on your devices in a recognisable format. If you suspect you have been targeted, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or ActionFraud. ...
Fake dream home NIGHTMARE: Couple fall victim to property scam image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 04:37:00 PM
....The National Association of Estate Agents confirmed legitimate estate agents would never ask for cash to be paid to view a property. Action Fraud advised buyers to be extremely wary if they are asked to pay upfront money as part of the buying process. ...
WARNING: Fraudsters trying to steal homeowners' MORTGAGE and deposit cash image
...."Large payments have been diverted and fraudsters have disappeared with the money. We'd urge anyone who has fallen victim to these kinds of scams to contact Action Fraud. ...
Mortgage fraud by identity thieves at highest level since 2012 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 04:20:32 PM
....“Large payments have been diverted and fraudsters have disappeared with the money. We’d urge anyone who has fallen victim to these kinds of scams to contact Action Fraud. ...
Financial fraud: who should be held responsible? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 02:37:57 PM
....Barclays told them it could not return any of their cash as, by the time it was alerted, the account had been cleaned out. The couple reported the matter to the police, which in turn referred it to Action Fraud, the national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. ...
Met chief suggests banks should not refund online fraud victims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 05:40:02 AM
....The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) provides intelligence to law enforcement officials in an effort to catch criminals. It sits alongside Action Fraud, which is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime. ...
Social media users warned over rise in online ticket fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 12:01:53 AM
.... Use a secure payment site such as PayPal. If you think you have been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud reporting centre, by calling 0300 123 20 40 or by visiting actionfraud. ...
Email scam costs couple £25,000 – but no one will help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 11:53:58 AM
....Related: Why do I let myself be conned? | Clare Allan. The couple reported the matter to the police, which in turn referred it to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. ...
Banks must do more to end the scourge of current account fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 07:00:00 AM
....Guardian Money has long argued that UK online bank transfers need some simple but important reforms – measures that would stop most bank transfer fraud in its tracks – but so far the financial authorities appear to have turned a deaf ear to the problem. Action Fraud, the body that collates crimes such as that suffered by Neville, has become known in some consumer circles as “all fraud and no action”. ...
How to tell if your online date is a FRAUDSTER as scams cost us £27million image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 05:04:00 PM
....". Victims of fraud should report it to Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud reporting centre, by calling 0300 123 20 40 or by visiting www. ...
New taskforce created to combat fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 12:09:06 AM
.... . From July 2015 until January 2016, 994 reports of CEO fraud were made to Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. ...
TalkTalk keeps sending us someone else’s letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 07:01:10 AM
.... We are also concerned that should we wish to sell the house we would have to declare this nuisance if it continues. Action Fraud has been very helpful and reassuring – they would know more than we would if this is an isolated incident or a more widespread problem. ...
'I paid £5,190 for a car on eBay - where is it?' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 10th of January 2016 07:12:35 AM
.... Your bank said it could not help as you had sent the money willingly. You contacted Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre on 0300 123 2040. ...
VIDEO: Warning over homebuyer scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of January 2016 03:06:09 PM
....The City of London police say that between the 1st January 2013 to the 31st October 2015 - the average loss for reported incidents was £112,310. Victoria Derbyshire programme presenter Joanna Gosling spoke to Steve Proffitt, Deputy Head of Action Fraud, Paul Philip, the chief executive of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and solicitor Peter Rodd. ...
Homebuyers warned of new deposit scam after devastated couple lose £45,000 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 01:24:00 PM
....The rest of the cash had already been withdrawn by the criminals. The fraudsters typically use malicious software to hack prospective victims' computers and emails, searching for correspondence regarding deposit transfers, according to Action Fraud UK. ...
The new, safer ways to give money for Christmas image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 08:25:52 AM
.... E-gifts aren't without dangers. Action Fraud, the organisation set up to fight financial crime, suggests recipients may be at risk. ...
Black Friday 2015: How to avoid being scammed online image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 08:46:45 AM
.... . According to cyber crime reporting organisation, Action Fraud, individuals and businesses lost over £16m during the Christmas period last year through online shopping and auction fraud - a 42pc increase from 2013. ...
How to avoid ticket fraud as One Direction and Taylor Swift fans hit in £1.3m scam image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 04:19:00 PM
. Criminals targeted specific gigs featuring some of the biggest pop stars, including Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Taylor Swift and the Foo Fighters, said Action Fraud. ...
Ticket fraud leaves British fans duped out of £1.3m, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 07:13:46 AM
....3m in the six months to the end of October as a result of spiralling entertainment and sport ticket fraud. With 2,885 reports registered with Action Fraud covering the six months to the end of October – and a total loss of nearly £1. ...
Fans lose £1.2m to ticket fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 02:32:16 AM
....2 million to ticket fraud in the last six months, police figures have revealed. Nearly 3,000 cases were reported between May and October, with the Rugby World Cup, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift particular targets, said Action Fraud. ...
Sun used as front to scam thousands of pounds, says newspaper image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 10:31:30 AM
.... I called the Sun and, after a second attempt, they finally said there was a scam going on like that and that they were investigating,” the victim said. The Sun said it referred all of the cases it had heard of to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and internet crime centre. ...
TalkTalk hack: boy arrested over alleged cyber-attack is bailed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 09:58:12 AM
TalkTalk hacking crisis deepens as more details emerge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of October 2015 07:02:48 PM
....”. Customers were being advised to contact their bank and Action Fraud, the national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, if they noticed unusual activity on their accounts. ...
TalkTalk website hit by cyber-attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 09:35:00 PM
....". TalkTalk urged customers to keep an eye on their accounts over the next few months and report any unusual activity to their bank and Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. ...
Latest scam – fraudsters claiming to be your boss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 07:26:14 AM
.... . Action Fraud's intelligence also found fraudsters have hacked the genuine email accounts of senior staff before sending the fraudulent emails. ...
Don’t let the Dridex fraudsters catch you out online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 06:00:13 AM
.... The same method could be used for pins, by converting the letters to numbers. If you think you’ve lost money through cyber fraud, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 20 40. ...
'Cheque scam cost my B&B £1,400' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 18th of October 2015 07:22:15 AM
.... . Having got nowhere with Barclays over this you reported it via Action Fraud to the police. ...
Loneliness and the risk of scam mail image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of October 2015 09:00:07 PM
....This story - as shocking as it is - is not uncommon among vulnerable people. Action Fraud - the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre - recorded 230,630 fraud offences in England and Wales in the year to the end of March, a 9% increase on the same period the previous year. ...
‘Sim swap’ gives fraudsters access-all-areas via your mobile phone image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 06:00:04 AM
....”. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, run by City of London Police, has posted a warning of “sim swap fraud” on the Action Fraud website, but few outside the banking and telecoms industry are aware of it. ...
Warning as business conned out of £1m in biggest ever phone banking scam  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of September 2015 01:44:00 PM
....". Anyone who has concerns regarding this type of incident should contact the police or Action Fraud through the National Fraud Reporting centre on 0300 123 2040. ...
Convicted fraudsters reveal the secrets of investment scams that cost the UK £30bn image
....". If you have accepted an offer you think is a scam, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. ...
How Ashley Madison hack has fuelled an opportunist bank scam image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 31st of August 2015 07:02:16 AM
.... • Hackers steal £650m – 10 ways to protect your bank account . Victims are being told that "Carphone Warehouse customers have been hacked, now you have too" and "you might have heard of this breach in the news – your account is now at risk", according to reports to fraud prevention bodies Action Fraud and Financial Fraud Action UK. ...
Man arrested over Ferrari shares scam image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 27th of August 2015 05:09:34 AM
.... . Action Fraud and Wiltshire Police believe a network of criminals is behind the Ferrari shares scam, which means they are likely to be involved in a larger operation connected to a string of similar reported frauds. ...
Victim of fraud? Why the authorities WON'T investigate  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of August 2015 07:41:46 AM
.... . Telegraph Money has heard from countless fraud victims who've reported incidents to Action Fraud, the Government's designated facility for dealing with such matters, only to be told that no "action" will be taken. ...
Scammers target lonely hearts on dating sites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of August 2015 09:16:22 AM
.... Tell them if you are asked for money. • Anyone who has been a victim of a romance scam should call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. ...
Carphone Warehouse breach probed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of August 2015 08:26:17 AM
....Carphone Warehouse says the data could include names, addresses, dates of birth and bank details and it is contacting all those affected. Those who think they have been the victim of fraud should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. ...
Carphone Warehouse hackers may have accessed 2.4m customers' data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of August 2015 03:37:59 PM
....“We and our partners are contacting all those customers who may have been affected to inform them of the breach and to give them advice to reduce any risk and minimise inconvenience,” a statement said. Customers who suspected they were a victim of fraud were told to contact Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. ...
Carphone Warehouse hackers gain access to millions of customer bank details image
.... . The company told customers that in the event that they became a victim of fraud, they should contact Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. ...
Fraudsters are bombarding older people with dangerous pension scams: here we reveal the warning signs image
.... Others have been less fortunate: losses from pension liberation fraud climbed to £4. 7m in May, according to Action Fraud, up 300 per cent from just £1. ...
Pension scams now 'investment' scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:14:15 PM
....But victims can lose more than half their money in such scams, as anyone under the age of 55 is liable for tax at 55%, while others may have to pay 45%. Action Fraud - part of the City of London Police - said that cases of liberation fraud tripled in May, the month after the reforms were introduced. ...
Scammers targeting over-55s to exploit new pension freedoms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:01:03 PM
....”. Earlier this month, figures from Action Fraud showed that losses to pension liberation scams - where savers are persuaded to transfer their money to non-existent schemes - rose from £1. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 31st of July 2015 09:00:00 PM
.... Losses from pension liberation fraud climbed to £4. 7m in May, according to Action Fraud, up from £1. ...
Think twice about investing in fine wine - it's a vintage ploy for the fraudsters image
.... We all need to maintain our vigilance about watching out for crooks. And if you spot a scam, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. ...
Wine fraudster who duped doctor out of £500,000 is jailed image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 30th of July 2015 11:39:02 AM
.... British investors lose £1. 2bn a year in investment scams, with wine investments, share sales, "land banking" and carbon credits proving popular among conmen, according to Action Fraud, the national body run by the police. ...
10 scams to watch out for - and what to do about them image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of July 2015 06:01:11 AM
.... Don't be afraid to do so - remember, scammers are targeting millions of us, so it's in the public interest to get it known about. Report what has happened to Action Fraud - this contributes to teams of effort catching the perpetrators, and prevents other people from falling victim to crime. ...
Pension liberation fraud 'triples' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of July 2015 03:32:50 PM
....The amount of pension liberation fraud more than tripled in the month following the new pension freedoms, figures suggest. Action Fraud - part of the City of London Police - said members of the public reported losses of £4. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Monday 27th of July 2015 01:49:37 PM
....7 million pounds ($7. 30 million) in May, according to data from national fraud reporting centre Action Fraud, the police said. ...
Pension freedoms: fraudsters target savers' nest eggs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 27th of July 2015 05:00:39 AM
.... . "If you suspect a scam, please report it to Action Fraud or contact the Pensions Advisory Service. ...
Savers are embracing their pension freedom ... and so are the scammers image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 17th of July 2015 11:00:00 PM
....org. uk, or Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or going to actionfraud. ...
Bank accounts 'top' target for fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of July 2015 11:01:13 PM
...."It's important to be alert, so if you get a call, text or email out of the blue, don't reveal any information unless you are absolutely sure who you are dealing with," said Jon Sacker, of Financial Fraud Action UK. Action Fraud, which works alongside the Police, recently said that a third of people fail to take sufficient measures to protect their online details. ...
....Consumers have been warned to be wary of cold callers who suggest they hang up the phone and call them back; fraudsters can keep a phone line open by not putting down the receiver at their end. If you think you may be a victim, contact your bank and report the fraud to the police through Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. ...
Tickets blow for Taylor Swift fans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of June 2015 03:00:51 PM
....". So far this month Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, has received 533 reports of ticket fraud and 248 of them were related to Circle Tickets. ...
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....The felons have a range of tricks to trick people such as “spoofing” the telephone number on the person’s caller ID display so that it matches their bank’s number, or referring to genuine account information which they have fraudulently obtained elsewhere. If you think you may be a victim, contact your bank immediately and report it to the police through Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. ...

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