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 […]

Watch out for the WhatsApp Scam

Wednesday 24th April 2019

WhatsApp is notoriously difficult to hack, but somehow scammers have found a new way to gain access to the texting apps end-to-end encryption.
The Telecommunications Authority has issued an advisory on Twitter for WhatsApp users and warned that they should not reply to code verification messages unless it is triggered by the subscriber. Many WhatsApp […]

EuroMillions Winners targeted by scammers

Thursday 11th April 2019

Scammers posing as EuroMillions winners Fred and Lesley Higgins have been offering victims a share of their jackpot. The couple were horrified to learn that they were being used as pawns by fraudsters after they won £58 million. The scammers have been sending emails to people across the UK claiming they have been […]

Fraudsters Steal £140,000 life savings

Tuesday 9th April 2019

A victim help centre in North Wales, say record number of over 70’s are being targeted by scammers, and one victim has had £140,000 life savings stolen.
The North Wales Victim Help Centre, which offers advice to people who have been victims of online and telephone scams, say that there were 34,500 cases […]

Two men arrested over courier fraud

Friday 22nd February 2019

Two men have been arrested over a series of nine frauds across Reading and Wokingham.
The incidents all took place between 18 January and 4 February and resulted in jewellery and large sums of money being stolen from elderly and vulnerable victims.
The frauds were committed by the men claiming to be a Detective […]

Heart Broken and Broke

Friday 15th February 2019

Police in Ireland have issued a warning after a woman handed over €48,000 to a fraudster. According to police, the woman was showered with gifts over a 13 month period, before he asked her to invest in his business.
The fraudster invested a considerable amount of time and effort in his victim. Over […]