NatWest, officially the worst bank for helping victims of fraud

Friday 31st May 2019

Earlier this month, the Financial Ombudsman Service revealed figures showing that NatWest is the worst bank for helping victims of fraud. BBC programme Watchdog, also says it has received more than twice as many complaints about how NatWest handles fraud cases, than any other bank.
The Financial Ombudsman Service say they have received […]

Public Asked To Help Elderly Neighbours And Relatives

Tuesday 30th April 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined a funeral plan firm for making unlawful marketing calls to people who had registered their numbers on a do not call list.
The ICO launched an investigation into Plan My Funeral Avalon after a national newspaper reported allegations of illegal practices. The investigation found that the company […]

TSB Promises To Refund Victims Of Fraud

Monday 15th April 2019

TSB has become the first bank in the UK to guarantee all its customers will be refunded in full if they are the victim of a fraud.
Now, 5.2 million TSB customers will now be covered by the ‘Fraud Refund Guarantee’. TSB is the first bank to act under building pressure to help […]

Fraudsters Steal £140,000 life savings

Tuesday 9th April 2019

A victim help centre in North Wales, say record number of over 70’s are being targeted by scammers, and one victim has had £140,000 life savings stolen.
The North Wales Victim Help Centre, which offers advice to people who have been victims of online and telephone scams, say that there were 34,500 cases […]

Look Out For Fraudulent Flights and Holidays This Easter Half Term

Monday 8th April 2019

Action Fraud is warning holidaymakers to avoid fraudulent flights and holidays. The National Reporting Service has received hundreds of reports from victims whose total losses amount to £98,043. Action Fraud say victims are being enticed by offers of cheap flights and package deals, and want people to be careful when booking this […]

Widow Scammed out of £50,000

Friday 22nd March 2019

A grieving widow has told how she was tricked out of £50,000 by aggressive scammers posing as HMRC taxmen.
Linda Butler was so terrified into making repeat payments to criminals posing as HMRC officials who told her she could be arrested if she refused to pay a non-existent tax debt. Mrs Butler told […]

New HMRC phone scam scaring victims

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Heartless fraudsters are targeting victims threatening them with immediate arrest if they don’t hand over £1,000s immediately.
Fraudsters have been targeting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs, and the UK Tax office says it have received more than 60,000 reports of scam calls in the six months leading up to […]

Cold Calling Con Companies Raided

Wednesday 13th March 2019

The UK’s data protection watchdog has raided two companies it believes is behind millions of nuisance calls.
The two companies based in Birmingham and Brighton have been under the watchful eye of the Information Commissioners Office for a year after receiving hundreds of complaints.
The calls mainly concerned road traffic accidents, personal injury claims […]

Carbon Credit Fraudster Jailed For Eight Years

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

A man from Essex who lived a lavish lifestyle, has been jailed for eight years after mis-selling carbon credits to 130 victims in 2012 and 2013. He was found guilty of six counts of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering.
The police say victims received cold calls from apparent brokers through companies named […]

Money Launderers Jailed Over £67,000 Phone Banking Fraud

Monday 21st January 2019

A student has been jailed and four others have been sentenced over a £67,000 phone fraud. The judge in the case said the defendants acted as money launderers for a gang who defrauded a care home owner out of her entire life savings and destroyed her life.
The scam caused the victims business […]