Scammer Steals $10,000 From Grandfather

Wednesday 1st May 2019

Scammer Steals $10,000 From Grandfather

A grandfather from Australia has been scammed out of $10,000 by a sophisticated fraudster who knew all of his personal details.
The 77 year old retired grandfather, from Australia, was called on his landline by scammers claiming to be from his […]

Warning Over Selling Your Old Computer

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Warning Over Selling Your Old Computer

Action Fraud are warning people to be careful when looking to make some extra cash selling their old computers.
According to new research from a leading international data security company, found that 42% of used hard drives sold through Ebay still […]

Fraudster Poses As Hollywood Actor To Con Victims

Monday 29th April 2019

Fraudster Poses As Hollywood Actor To Con Victims

A British woman has been conned out of hundreds of thousands of pounds by a fraudster who pretended to be actor Jason Statham.
The woman, who spoke to BBBC Radio Manchester, asked not to be named and explained how she had […]

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 […]

Off Duty Officer Stops Elderly Neighbour From Being Scammed

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Off Duty Officer Stops Elderly Neighbour From Being Scammed

An eagle-eyed off duty officer stepped in to stop his elderly neighbour becoming the victim of a fraud after she bought hundreds of pounds worth of gift cards.
The woman, in her 80’s, bought the cards after receiving a call from […]

Every Police Force Will Now Have A Dedicated Cyber Crime Unit

Thursday 11th April 2019

Every Police Force Will Now Have A Dedicated Cyber Crime Unit

Thanks to a multi-million pound investment from the government, every Police force in England and Wales will now have a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit.
The announcement was made by Chief Constable Peter Goodman of the National Police Chiefs Council lead for […]

The 12 signs your email could be under attack

Monday 25th March 2019

The 12 signs your email could be under attack

Cybersecurity experts have revealed a list of the 12 most common subject lines in phishing emails targeting businesses.
No email security solution is 100% effective. Hackers put a lot of effort into developing attacks that circumvent email protection and end up […]

Action Fraud Warning To Instagram Users

Tuesday 26th February 2019

Action Fraud Warning To Instagram Users

Fraudulent investments are being advertised on social media and Action Fraud, the reporting watchdog, says a shocking £3,168,464 was lost to scammers between October 2018 and February 2019. On average, each victim lost a total of £8,900 per person.
Action Fraud […]

Mum of two scammed out of Savings

Monday 18th February 2019

Mum of two scammed out of Savings

A mum of two from Birmingham was left in debt after scammers raided her bank account over a five day long sophisticated scam.
The Mirror reports how Hannah Greaves was tricked by cruel fraudsters who convinced her they were working on […]

This half term don’t get tricked into buying fraudulent flights

Friday 15th February 2019

This half term don’t get tricked into buying fraudulent flights

Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber reporting centre, is warning half term holiday makers to avoid fraudulent flight ticket sellers.
The reporting service has received 110 reports from victims whose total losses amount to £98,043. Action Fraud say victims are […]