Marriott Must pay £99 Million Fine

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Marriott Must pay £99 Million Fine

The Information Commissioner’s Office says it is issuing Marriott International a £99 million fine, for a huge date breach in 2014.
The data breach led the personal and financial details of some 339 million guests being stolen by cyber-criminals. The breach […]

British Airways Ordered To Pay Record Fine

Monday 8th July 2019

British Airways Ordered To Pay Record Fine

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has informed British Airways they are facing a record fine of £183.39 million, this is the biggest fine ever issued by the ICO.
Between June and September 2018, the airline suffered a massive cyber-attack leading to […]

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 […]

Woman used by criminals in bank fraud case

Tuesday 18th June 2019

Woman used by criminals in bank fraud case

A mother-of-two who acted as a mule for an organised crime gang has been spared jail after she admitted multiple frauds.
The 35 year old woman from Belfast, was described in court as a vulnerable woman with a heart condition picked […]

Mother and daughter warn others about ticket fraud.

Monday 17th June 2019

Mother and daughter warn others about ticket fraud.

A mother and daughter have shared their experiences of falling victim to ticket scammers in the hope that others think twice before buying tickets from unauthorised platforms. 
Sophie, 17, and Juliette, 49, gave their story as part of a new awareness […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]