Warning 5 million pensioners at risk

Wednesday 7th August 2019

The Financial Conduct Authority and the Pensions Regulator is warning that 5 million pension savers could be at risk of losing everything to a pension scam.
The FCA and Pensions Regulator have released a new campaign aimed at pensioners warning them about fraudsters targeting peoples retirement savings. New research released has suggested that […]

Lottery Scam Dupes single mum out of thousands

Friday 28th June 2019

A fraudster claiming he won £123 million in EuroMillions jackpot, cons single mum out of £5,000.
The victim was lured into the con by a fraudster who entered her place of work with a fake lottery ticket. He said his ticket was already checked at the nearby Sainsbury’s and staff there had told […]

Six Arrested In £22 Million Cryptocurrency Scam

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Six people have been arrested as a part of a worldwide investigation into the theft of £22 million of cryptocurrency.
 Five men and one woman from Bath, Wiltshire, Amsterdam and Rotterdam have been arrested after a 14 month police investigation. Police believe the group of fraudsters have been running a ‘typosquatting’ where a […]

Romance Scam Victim Loses £40,000

Thursday 20th June 2019

One woman from Wales is speaking out after she was conned and forced into debt.
The mother of one was the victim of a romance fraud, which Action Fraud have warned are becoming more and more common, in fact, romance fraud has grown by nearly a third in the last year. She now […]

Fraudsters con school out of £19,000

Friday 14th June 2019

Parents who fundraised nearly £19,000 for a new playground, have been scammed by internet fraudsters.
After 11 years, the playground at Buckingham Park Primary School badly needed renovating. So parents raised almost £19,000 for their children’s school, only to have it stolen by online criminals.
The parent led charity, Buckingham Events, had raised around […]

Woman’s bank account emptied by fraudsters

Wednesday 29th May 2019

A woman from Milton Keynes made a shocking discovery when she checked online and found her bank account had been emptied by greedy fraudsters.
The Mirror reports that Andrea from Milton Keynes was devastated to find that fraudsters had somehow managed to empty her entire account. Her bank agreed to reimburse her, but […]

£27 Million Lost to Investment Scams

Thursday 23rd May 2019

The Financial Conduct Authority and Action Fraud have issued a new warning over trading scams promoted online.
Action Fraud and The Financial Conduct Authority have reported a sharp rise in investment scams. The warning comes after a series of investment scams carried out via bogus online trading platforms during 2018/19 have cost victims […]

Warning over extortion phishing scam

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Action Fraud have reported that a phishing scam first identified by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, continues to be reported in high numbers.
The phishing scam, involves the fraudster sending victims their own passwords, making them believe they have gained access to their computers and have footage of them watching adult material on […]

Gang Of Fraudsters Jailed For 43 Years

Friday 10th May 2019

A gang of fraudsters who committed millions of pounds worth of theft from businesses and individuals in the UK and Abroad have been jailed for a total of 43 years.
The 10 individuals were convicted after a gruelling six month trail for their roles in a large scale diversion fraud, where they used […]

Fraudsters Using Royal Baby to Scam Facebook Users

Wednesday 8th May 2019

Fraudsters are taking full advantage of the interest surrounding the Royal Baby to target Facebook users. 
The scam appears as a link on Facebook, similar to something one of your friends might share on their timeline, promising “exclusive footage” of the new-born. However, for those who do click the link, they are told […]