If the Covid-19 Pandemic can teach us anything it is that time and money are precious. Time with our families and friends has been hard during the pandemic and for many more people money has been tight because of job losses and furlough schemes. So, spending money on something that seems like […]
A man claiming to be from the Office of National Statistics knocked on the door of an elderly woman from London, claiming she had not filled in her Census form on time and demanded she hand over a £500 fine.
The conman explained that she had a legal obligation to complete the Census […]
Scammers are making investment scams hard to spot; the Financial Conduct Authority warns. The FCA is working with Action Fraud and City of London Police to warn the public to be vigilant when dealing with investment firms. They say there has been a sharp increase in reports of Clone scam companies appearing […]
A timeshare resort in Scotland is back in the headlines this week for a major security breach which could lead to serious trouble with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office).
The resort was previously in the headlines, only weeks ago, with timeshare owners unhappy after a series of redundancies had been made at the […]
Did you know fraud and scams have increased by an incredible 400% since the start of the year? And coronavirus has not helped matters, scammers are, just like many of us, also working from home, and this year seem to have stepped up their game as we see more and more new […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]