Friends Against Scams

Monday 7th January 2019

Friends Against Scams

A local community in Dudley is banding together and encouraging businesses and organisations to sign up to an anti-scam initiative. In the borough of Dudley an estimated £3.1 Million is lost each year to scammers, who specifically target elderly and […]

Conman took advantage of vulnerable pensioner

Friday 4th January 2019

Conman took advantage of vulnerable pensioner

A conman who tricked a pensioner into spending money on a worthless product to cut her heating bills has been sentenced to 3 months imprisonment. Adrian Hillman, a former director of Eco Shield UK Ltd, cold-called his elderly victim in […]

Company Fined £200,000 For Sending 14.8 Million Spam Texts

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Company Fined £200,000 For Sending 14.8 Million Spam Texts

A London based tax returns company has been fined £200,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending 14.8 million marketing text messages between July 2016 and October 2017. The ICO began an investigation after receiving over 2,100 complaints from members […]

Conman Jailed for £4.5 Million Fraud

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Conman Jailed for £4.5 Million Fraud

A former financial advisor has been jailed for his involvement in a multi-million pound investment fraud. Neil Bartlett has been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for scamming £4.5 million from victims, which he used to fund a lavish lifestyle of […]

Drone attack at Gatwick

Thursday 20th December 2018

Drone attack at Gatwick

Tens of thousands of passengers are facing major disruption after a drone attack grounded flights. Gatwick airport said 11,000 passengers on 760 flights were delayed when authorities noticed two devices flying over the perimeter fence. Gatwick closed its runway Wednesday […]

Couple who made fake sickness holiday claim convicted

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Couple who made fake sickness holiday claim convicted

A couple who made a fake sickness claim to Jet2holidays have been convicted of fraud and ordered to pay back almost £30,000. Martin and Linsey Brown, from Lancashire, submitted a false claim against Jet2holidays for gastric illness, after staying at […]

Top Vacation Destinations 2019

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Top Vacation Destinations 2019

2019 is right around the corner, which means it is time for a very important list, and Airbnb has released it’s list for 2019 top vacation destinations. By analysing Airbnb searches, bookings, and wish list growth data, the house-sharing website […]

New rules and laws for 2019 !

Monday 17th December 2018

New rules and laws for 2019 !

2019 has a lot of changes in store for many UK citizens. Everything from how much tax you pay, to switching your mobile provider is changing in 2019. Wages and pensions are set to rise, but so is council tax […]

Man who promised to recover timeshare fees jailed

Friday 14th December 2018

Man who promised to recover timeshare fees jailed

Officials in Singapore have sentenced another timeshare fraudster, after he was involved in multiple cheating scams, duping unsuspecting timeshare owners into believing he could recover money from terminating their timeshare memberships. He has been sentenced to 3 and a half […]

Scammers Targeting University Students

Thursday 13th December 2018

Scammers Targeting University Students

Thousands of fraud reports have been received by the tax authority from students at university and colleges across the UK. Fake emails, which use university addresses in a bid to appear legitimate, may tell people that they are owed money […]