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Don’t get burnt before you’re on the beach: Action Fraud reports over £15m lost to holiday fraud in the past year
by Action Fraud on May 23, 2023 at 3:17 pm
Victims reported losing a total of £15,319,057, a 41 per cent increase on last year’s results, which amounts to an average loss of £2,372 per victim. From May – August alone, more than £4.6m was lost. With the summer months seeing the highest levels for holiday fraud reports, Action Fraud has launched a national awareness […]
Ticket to nowhere: don’t get ticked off with ticket fraud this summer
by Action Fraud on April 10, 2023 at 3:26 pm
Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, is warning the public to be careful when buying tickets for a range of sport, music and comedy events, as new figures reveal over £6.7 million was lost to ticket fraud in 2022. Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said: “Action Fraud has seen a […]
Warning issued to WhatsApp users over account takeover scam
by Action Fraud on March 27, 2023 at 8:44 am
Action Fraud has received over 60 reports relating to a scam that steals access to a WhatsApp user’s account. The scam begins when a criminal gets access to another WhatsApp account which has you listed as a contact. The criminal, posing as your friend or someone that’s a member of a WhatsApp group you’re in, […]
Criminals are using the cost of living crisis to scam the public – don’t become a victim
by Action Fraud on December 6, 2022 at 12:48 pm
Law enforcement, government and private sectors partners are working together to encourage members of the public to be more vigilant against fraud, particularly about sharing their financial and personal information, as criminals seek to capitalise on the cost of living crisis. Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police. Stop: Taking a moment […]
More than 100 arrests in UK’s biggest ever fraud operation
by Action Fraud on November 24, 2022 at 11:27 am
More than 200,000 potential victims in this country alone have been directly targeted through the fraud website iSpoof. At one stage, almost 20 people every minute of the day were being contacted by scammers hiding behind false identities using the site. They posed as representatives of banks including Barclays, Santander, HSBC, Lloyds, Halifax, First Direct, […]
January 3, 2019Three fraudsters – including one from Pamber Heath – who are already serving lengthy jail sentences over a £7.75...
January 3, 2019A solicitor who laundered £100,000 from a fine wine scam on investors through Jamaican bank accounts has been ordered...
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