£7 Million Lost To Holiday Fraud

Tuesday 7th May 2019

A new report has revealed that more than £7 million has been stolen by fraudsters from unsuspecting holidaymakers.
ABTA The Travel Association, Action Fraud and Get Safe Online are joining forces to warn holidaymakers about holiday fraud. Over 5,000 people reported to Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, they had […]

Holiday From Hell

Monday 29th April 2019

A dream holiday turned into a nightmare for one family who arrived at their villa to find they hadn’t actually rented it out.
A family from Kent arrived in the Med this Easter to find that their transport which they had booked through the holiday website did not turn up and alarm bells […]

Watch out for the WhatsApp Scam

Wednesday 24th April 2019

WhatsApp is notoriously difficult to hack, but somehow scammers have found a new way to gain access to the texting apps end-to-end encryption.
The Telecommunications Authority has issued an advisory on Twitter for WhatsApp users and warned that they should not reply to code verification messages unless it is triggered by the subscriber. Many WhatsApp […]

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 […]

EuroMillions Winners targeted by scammers

Thursday 11th April 2019

Scammers posing as EuroMillions winners Fred and Lesley Higgins have been offering victims a share of their jackpot. The couple were horrified to learn that they were being used as pawns by fraudsters after they won £58 million. The scammers have been sending emails to people across the UK claiming they have been […]

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 […]

Heart Broken and Broke

Friday 15th February 2019

Police in Ireland have issued a warning after a woman handed over €48,000 to a fraudster. According to police, the woman was showered with gifts over a 13 month period, before he asked her to invest in his business.
The fraudster invested a considerable amount of time and effort in his victim. Over […]

Spot the signs of romance fraud this Valentine’s Day

Monday 11th February 2019

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 […]

Fake Holiday Scammers Stole £600 Rent Money

Friday 25th January 2019

A young woman from Cambridge had £600 stolen from her bank account after she entered her details on a fake holiday booking site. Alex Roberts found a cheap packaged deal for a trip to the Maldives for just £700, which included flights. The deal seemed like an opportunity she could not miss […]