Cold-Calling company fined £80,000 by the ICO

Thursday 9th May 2024

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has fined a West Midlands based company £80,000 for calling customers registered on a do not call list. Secure Home Systems Ltd called people registered on the Telephone Preference Service over 80,000 times between September and December 2017, which resulted in 268 complaints from consumers.
The ICO began […]

Pension Review Cold-Calls Banned by the Government

Thursday 9th May 2024

Thousands of people have lost their entire life savings through pension mis-selling, now the government has taken action and changed the law to stop this from happening.
Fraudsters have been using the term ‘Free Pension Review’ and over the past four years it is estimated that £46.7 million has been lost in pension […]

Heartless Fraudsters Target Elderly Victim

Wednesday 8th May 2024

The family of an 83 year old man have appealed for help, after he lost his life savings in a phone scam. He was conned into transferring £60,000 from his highstreet bank to accounts belonging to the fraudsters. His family spoke with the BBC this week, to help highlight how easy it […]

Clever Conman built his own fraud machine

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Tony Muldowney-Colston used a bizarre-looking, homemade machine to rob people of hundreds of thousands of pounds. The 53 year old from Brighton was accused of defrauding hundreds of customers and banks, but has finally been put behind bars. According to the Telegraph, Muldowney-Colston built the semi-automatic social engineering bank telephone machine allowed […]

ICO fines two firms for making over one million nuisance calls

Tuesday 7th May 2024

Two companies, which made nearly 1.73 million direct marketing phone calls to people who registered on the telephone preference service, have been fined by the Information and Commissioners Office. DM Design Bedrooms Ltd, based in Glasgow, has been fined £160,000 for making more than 1.6 million cold-calls and Solartech North East Ltd, […]

Scammers Stole Dad’s Christmas Savings!

Tuesday 7th May 2024

A dad from Scotland, no longer has any money left to buy his two children Christmas gifts after scammers stole his life savings from his bank account.
The 31 year old oil rig worker was targeted by scammers claiming to be staff from his bank. Rhys was the victim of a convincing number […]

A New Kind Of Timeshare Scam

Saturday 4th May 2024

A real estate company in the US is warning consumers and real estate brokers about a spurt of recent timeshare scams. The scammers are cold-calling timeshare owners claiming to be from a legitimate real estate agency and offering timeshare sales and exit services for timeshares owners.
The scammers have been falsely representing themselves […]

Five Jailed For £2.8 Million Boiler Room Scam

Thursday 2nd May 2024

Five men have been jailed for a total of nearly 18 years, following a criminal prosecution by the Financial Conduct Authority. They have been found guilty of scamming more than 170 victims out of £2.8 million, in a complex boiler room scam.
The judge said “Some victims lost everything they had” and “their […]

A Conman Stole My Parent’s Home!!

Thursday 2nd May 2024

Imagine your loved ones were scammed out of everything they had worked their whole lives for
That’s exactly what happened to one family whose elderly parents were conned by someone they trusted. Syed Bukhari pretended to be ‘Gerry’ from the bank and went on to steal more than £350,000 of their lifesavings including […]