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 […]

Company Fined £90,000 For Nuisance Marketing Calls

Tuesday 18th June 2019

The Information Commissioners Office has fined a home security company £90,000 for making thousands of nuisance marketing calls.
Smart Home Protection Ltd based in Staffordshire was behind 118,000 unlawful marketing calls between January 2017 and September 2018, the calls were made to people registered with the TPS. It is against the law to […]

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 […]

Disaster Cruise For Tui Passengers!

Friday 7th June 2019

Tui told passengers, forced to endure a nightmare start to their holiday, ‘go to your insurer’ rather than claim compensation through Tui.
The travel operator is accused of denying passengers their rights by not informing them that under The Package Travel Regulations, tour operators are required to pay compensation when a holiday is […]

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 […]

Terrifying new scam targeting families

Thursday 16th May 2019

Virtual kidnappings are terrifying families across the US and authorities warn cases are on the rise in the UK.
“I have your son”, the terrifying words coming from their son’s phone number from a man claiming to be holding their son hostage, until they agree to pay up.
In April a couple in their […]

Police Issue Warning Over Doorstep Timeshare Scam

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Police in Cheshire have issued a warning to residents after they received a report involving a male who entered an elderly persons home demanding money.
The fraudster claimed to be a senior consultant for a timeshare company, he claimed that the elderly victim owed the timeshare company £6000. Fortunately for the elderly resident, […]

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 […]

£7 Million Lost To Holiday Fraud

Tuesday 7th May 2019

A new report has revealed that more than £7 million has been stolen by fraudsters from unsuspecting holidaymakers.
ABTA The Travel Association, Action Fraud and Get Safe Online are joining forces to warn holidaymakers about holiday fraud. Over 5,000 people reported to Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, they had […]