Crackdown on Fraud must target new generation of online scams.

Tuesday 30th April 2024

As people are becoming more and more aware of the types of scams out there, swindlers are having to create new ones, to replace the old ones. We are all aware of Phising but have you heard about Vishing, Spoofing, Twishing and Smishing ?
Neither had we, but these are just some of […]

‘GHOST BROKERS’ con through Facebook for car insurance

Monday 22nd April 2024

Ghost Brokers - Car Insurance Fraud - Mercantile Claims

A report by shows that young men are being targeted by “Ghost Brokers” for car insurance, through Facebook.
On average, young drivers are forking out over £700 for the fake car insurance policies, which means hundreds of young drivers are on the road with no car insurance. This could result in heavy […]

Spot the signs of romance fraud this Valentine’s Day

Saturday 20th April 2024

Action Fraud is warning the public to spot the signs of Romance Fraud this Valentine’s Day. Victims of romance fraud, the majority of whom are women, lost an average of £11,145 each last year, according to the police reporting centre.
Police say that victims are being targeted via online dating websites, apps or […]

Gang Of Fraudsters Jailed For 43 Years

Friday 19th April 2024

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 […]

Puppy Farming Fraudsters Jailed

Friday 19th April 2024

Two people who ran a puppy farming scam have been jailed for selling sickly and diseased puppies, claiming they were bred in a family environment.
The two appeared in Norwich Crown Court and admitted conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation between June 1, 2016 and June 18, 2018. The court heard how […]

Victims scammed out of average £45,000 each!

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Scammers are making investment scams hard to spot; the Financial Conduct Authority warns. The FCA is working with Action Fraud and City of London Police to warn the public to be vigilant when dealing with investment firms. They say there has been a sharp increase in reports of Clone scam companies appearing […]

Charities Warn pandemic has created a new wave of scammers

Tuesday 16th April 2024

The charity commission has warned that scammers are taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic and charitable organisations need to be extra vigilant to protect themselves and their donors from becoming victims of fraud.
The charity regulator looked at the type of frauds that have been reported and warned that scams are preying on […]

8 million lost to pension fraud so far this year

Sunday 14th April 2024

Action Fraud is warning those with pensions to keep them safe and remain vigilant to keep their pension pots out of the hands of scammers. New figures released from the National Reporting Centre for Fraud and Cyber Crime have revealed that £1.8 million has already been lost to fraudsters this year so […]