Children left in tears when birthday treat became trip from hell

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Children left in tears when birthday treat became trip from hell

Family’s £3.5k dream Disney holiday to Florida turns into nightmare after series of blunders.
 A holiday of a lifetime booked to celebrate a 60th birthday turned into the holiday from hell for one family. The nightmare began when holiday operators, Thomas Cook, contacted […]

Scam Timeshare exit companies cons $2.2 million

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Scam Timeshare exit companies cons $2.2 million

The Better Business Bureau is warning residents of Missouri to be careful when looking to exit their timeshare contracts.
Desperate timeshare owners, looking to get out of their lengthy expensive contracts are falling victim to rogue timeshare exit companies, throughout Missouri […]

Scammers Targeting Victims On National Fish and Chip Day

Friday 7th June 2019

Scammers Targeting Victims On National Fish and Chip Day

Action Fraud have issued a warning for people to lookout for Phishing messages on National Fish and Chip Day.
Between April 2018 and March 2019, Action Fraud received over a quarter of a million reports of Phishing. Over two thirds of […]

Another Warning Over Booking Pilgrimage

Thursday 6th June 2019

Another Warning Over Booking Pilgrimage

Action Fraud is warning people to be careful when booking their pilgrimages.
Action Fraud, the reporting service, is warning anyone looking to book an upcoming pilgrimage to the Middle East, to exercise extreme caution as fraudsters are specifically targeting Hajj trips.
Up […]

Tenant Convicted over £40,000 Scam

Wednesday 5th June 2019

Tenant Convicted over £40,000 Scam

In a landmark prosecution, a community homes tenant has been convicted for defrauding the council out of £40,000.
Adrian Pengilley, from Plymouth, originally applied to purchase his council home, under the right to buy scheme, but instead he illegally Sublette the […]

HMRC puts an end to fraudsters spoof calling victims

Tuesday 4th June 2019

HMRC puts an end to fraudsters spoof calling victims

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have put new defensive controls in place to put an end to fraudsters spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers.
Fraudsters have increasingly mimicked legitimate HMRC helpline numbers (often beginning with 0300) to dupe taxpayers […]

Telemarketing Timeshare Scammer Pleads Guilty!

Monday 3rd June 2019

Telemarketing Timeshare Scammer Pleads Guilty!

A man from Florida has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and could  face up to 20 years behind bars.
The telemarketing scam, largely targeted Spanish speaking victims throughout the U.S who wanted to sell their timeshare properties. Jamie […]

Scam Victim Wants to Warn Others

Friday 31st May 2019

Scam Victim Wants to Warn Others

Wendy Williams, was just one of over a thousand people targeted by the ‘Wolves of Wind Street’, a group of fraudsters who targeted elderly victims with a free boiler scam. Renewable Energy Centre Ltd, offered victims a free boiler under […]

Virgin Media issues warning to customers over scam phone calls

Thursday 30th May 2019

Virgin Media issues warning to customers over scam phone calls

An elderly man is warning people to be vigilant after he was targeted by scammers.
A man is warning customers to be vigilant after receiving numerous scam phone calls claiming to be from his telephone provider. John Brown, from Darlington, had […]

Businessman Jailed For Conning Footballer  

Wednesday 29th May 2019

Five Jailed For £2.8 Million Boiler Room Scam

A businessman from Doncaster has been jailed for eight and a half years for conning footballer Gary Cahill.
The Sun reported that Chelsea and England star Cahill, was conned out of £1 million by Stewart Groves who had offered the defender […]