Tag: scams

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Holiday scams 'preying on people's dreams': Email trick to catch out scammers

Holiday scams 'preying on people's dreams': Email trick to catch out scammers

Criminals can expertly design websites that seem professional and convincing, using images of luxury villas and apartments that don’t exist to conv [...]
Evil clairvoyant scams 'play on fear and on social isolation' – watch out for fraud scheme

Evil clairvoyant scams 'play on fear and on social isolation' – watch out for fraud scheme

This week we’re explaining clairvoyant scams. Psychic and clairvoyant scams happen when a criminal usually writes you an email, a letter or may cal [...]
‘Hang up!' NatWest warns customers of convincing telephone scams

‘Hang up!' NatWest warns customers of convincing telephone scams

Fraudsters may create a false sense of urgency on the phone so that people think they have less time to think about what’s going on.They may say th [...]
'Organised crime groups' use lottery scams that 'look genuine' – be very careful

'Organised crime groups' use lottery scams that 'look genuine' – be very careful

Criminals still use old school letter scams to entice people into sending money for fictitious prize draws or lotteries people haven’t won.Often op [...]
'Cruel' scams ripping off Britons appear to come from friends' or family numbers

'Cruel' scams ripping off Britons appear to come from friends' or family numbers

Criminals are increasingly turning to Texts and WhatsApp as their weapon of choice by impersonating family members or friends who are in difficulty [...]
Travel advice: Scams that could trick British tourists in Europe – how to avoid

Travel advice: Scams that could trick British tourists in Europe – how to avoid

In 2019, the police in the Majorcan capital of Palma arrested 26 people suspected of being involved with the scam.The police even tweeted a video e [...]
DVLA urge drivers to avoid car tax and driving licence scams ahead of major April changes

DVLA urge drivers to avoid car tax and driving licence scams ahead of major April changes

Facebook car advertsFraudsters often use the platform to advertise vehicles at bargain prices to lure in potential buyers.One unlucky victim from C [...]
Universal Credit and PIP claimants alerted to vicious scams as benefits targeted

Universal Credit and PIP claimants alerted to vicious scams as benefits targeted

Universal Credit and PIP are two of the most common benefits claimed by Britons to assist in everyday life. It is for this reason that unscrupulous [...]
Scam warning: £28k lost every hour as phishing scams become 'more prevalent and dangerous'

Scam warning: £28k lost every hour as phishing scams become 'more prevalent and dangerous'

An analysis by Which? has shown that a total of £854 million has been lost in 306,573 incidents of bank transfer fraud between July 2019 and June 2 [...]
Lloyds Bank issues warning to pensioners targeted by scams – ‘beware!’

Lloyds Bank issues warning to pensioners targeted by scams – ‘beware!’

But if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is, and individuals should always be vigilant.Scams, the bank explains, can often hide behind [...]
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