Heart Broken and Broke

Saturday 20th April 2024

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 […]

Two men arrested over courier fraud

Saturday 20th April 2024

Two men have been arrested over a series of nine frauds across Reading and Wokingham.
The incidents all took place between 18 January and 4 February and resulted in jewellery and large sums of money being stolen from elderly and vulnerable victims.
The frauds were committed by the men claiming to be a Detective […]

£7 Million Lost To Holiday Fraud

Friday 19th April 2024

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 […]

Romance Scam Victim Loses £40,000

Friday 19th April 2024

One woman from Wales is speaking out after she was conned and forced into debt.
The mother of one was the victim of a romance fraud, which Action Fraud have warned are becoming more and more common, in fact, romance fraud has grown by nearly a third in the last year. She now […]

Fraudster Brothers Jailed For 2 years for £6.2 Million investment scam

Friday 19th April 2024

Two brothers from Birmingham have been jailed for running a fraudulent investment scam, that targeted elderly and vulnerable people.
The two men from the West Midlands have each been handed a one year sentence after a long investigation by The City of London Police. The investigation, which began in 2012 following reports made […]

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 […]

Company Fined £90,000 For Nuisance Marketing Calls

Friday 19th April 2024

The Information Commissioners Office has fined a home security company £90,000 for making thousands of nuisance marketing calls.
Smart Home Protection Ltd based in Staffordshire was behind 118,000 unlawful marketing calls between January 2017 and September 2018, the calls were made to people registered with the TPS. It is against the law to […]

Fraudsters Using Royal Baby to Scam Facebook Users

Friday 19th April 2024

Fraudsters are taking full advantage of the interest surrounding the Royal Baby to target Facebook users. 
The scam appears as a link on Facebook, similar to something one of your friends might share on their timeline, promising “exclusive footage” of the new-born. However, for those who do click the link, they are told […]

Couple paid Tui £46,000 for disaster wedding!

Friday 19th April 2024

Couple who booked dream wedding through Tui discover they are not actually legally married after a series of blunders.
Andy Helsdon and Heidi Brown planned and saved for 18 months to make their dream of a Caribbean wedding come true. They enlisted the wedding experts at Tui to organise their special day in […]

EuroMillions Winners targeted by scammers

Friday 19th April 2024

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 […]