Fraudsters Target The Most Vulnerable

Thursday 17th January 2019

Research carried out by Action Fraud and the National Intelligence Bureau has revealed that those suffering from mental health issues, an impairment and social issues or with a disability, are more likely to be susceptible to certain types of fraud. And most worryingly, the two organisations believe that fraud amongst vulnerable people […]

Pension Review Cold-Calls Banned by the Government

Friday 11th January 2019

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 […]

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

Thursday 10th January 2019

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 […]

Clever Conman built his own fraud machine

Monday 17th December 2018

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 […]

Heartless Fraudsters Target Elderly Victim

Thursday 13th December 2018

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 […]

Scammers Stole Dad’s Christmas Savings!

Monday 3rd December 2018

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 […]

ICO fines two firms for making over one million nuisance calls

Thursday 29th November 2018

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, […]

A New Kind Of Timeshare Scam

Friday 19th October 2018

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 […]

A Conman Stole My Parent’s Home!!

Monday 24th September 2018

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 […]

Victims Of Pension Fraud Lost An Average Of £91,000

Tuesday 18th September 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority and The Pensions Regulator have issued a statement, to warn the public to be vigilant when receiving cold-calls, regarding pension investments.
The warning comes after 253 victims contacted Action Fraud to report pension investment fraud. This resulted in more than £23 million lost to pension scammers in 2017 alone. […]