A record 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016 more than in any other previous year, according to Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service.
Five men who were part of an investment fraud scam that tricked more than 70 people into handing over a total of £1.7 million have been jailed for a total of 14 years.
The City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified that fraudsters are now using background hold music in a bid to make their calls more convincing.
Action Fraud is highlighting the latest scams based on reports from the public assessed and analysed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).
We’re urging university staff to take preventative action following more than 100 reports from victims receiving bogus pay rise emails.
NHS members are being targeted by tax rebate companies that claim they offer services where they can get a tax rebate on the victim’s behalf. Victims on average are left £34k out of pocket.
We’re warning anyone looking for love this Valentine’s Day to beware of fraudsters looking to rid their new partner of their savings.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has seen an increase in the volume of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Fraud reports whereby medical practices are the targeted victim in recent months.
In the hundreds of cases reported to Action Fraud since May last year, fraudsters have been continually requesting victims purchase Apple iTunes gift cards as a means of payment for cons involving Her Majesty Revenues and Customs (HMRC).
With fraud set to become the most prevalent type of crime in England and Wales, we’re urging you to act now to protect yourself from falling victim to fraud and cyber crime.