Don’t let a scam ruin your holiday

Thursday 11th July 2019

Don’t let a scam ruin your holiday

Fraudsters stole more than £7 million from holidaymakers in 2018.
Action Fraud’s figures show more than 5,000 tourists were conned into paying for fake flights, non-existent villas and other scams. Figures released by Action Fraud show the average amount lost due […]

Warning Over Counterfeit Currency In Circulation

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Warning Over Counterfeit Currency In Circulation

Action Fraud have issued a warning over counterfeit currency and the organised crime syndicates, making big money from it.
In 2018 alone, more than £10 million worth of counterfeit bank notes were taken out of circulation. This only represents a small […]

First Time Buyer Has Deposit Stolen

Friday 5th July 2019

First Time Buyer Has Deposit Stolen

Home buyers are being warned that fraudsters are out to steal their money and to be on guard when purchasing a new property.
Action Fraud has issued the warning after a charity worker who was about to purchase his first home, […]

Warning: Don’t let a scam ruin your retirement!

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Warning: Don’t let a scam ruin your retirement!

Action Fraud have released a warning to those with pension pots to protect, that scammers are targeting everyone with a pension, no matter how big or small.
Pension scams can be hard to spot. Scammers can be articulate and financially knowledgeable, […]

Woman Scammed out of £300,000 in romance fraud

Monday 24th June 2019

Woman Scammed out of £300,000 in romance fraud

A woman from Northern Ireland was targeted by a fraudster through Facebook, who conned her into a three year relationship.
 The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, was lured into the relationship which started three years ago, but just three months […]

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 […]

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 […]

Instagram and Snapchat users targeted in extortion scam

Thursday 18th April 2019

Instagram and Snapchat users targeted in extortion scam

Victims are being tricked into revealing Two Factor Authentication (2FA) codes and extorted for money with the threat of having their personal photos shared publicly if they don’t pay up.
Action Fraud has received multiple reports about Snapchat and Instagram accounts […]

Action fraud Warn About Pension Scammers

Thursday 14th February 2019

Action fraud Warn About Pension Scammers

Action Fraud have released a statement saying that organised criminal groups led by married couples and families are scamming pension holders to the tune of millions of pounds.
Action Fraud say criminal investigations involving regulators, government agencies and police forces are […]

Fraudsters sending fake TV Licensing emails

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Fraudsters sending fake TV Licensing emails

Action Fraud are warning that a new round of Fake TV licensing emails are being circulated and, in December alone, 200 crime reports were made to Action Fraud.
Back in October, Action Fraud released a warning about TV Licensing phishing emails, […]