Lottery Scam Dupes single mum out of thousands

Friday 19th April 2024

A fraudster claiming he won £123 million in EuroMillions jackpot, cons single mum out of £5,000.
The victim was lured into the con by a fraudster who entered her place of work with a fake lottery ticket. He said his ticket was already checked at the nearby Sainsbury’s and staff there had told […]

Fraudsters Steal £140,000 life savings

Friday 19th April 2024

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 […]

Disaster Cruise For Tui Passengers!

Friday 19th April 2024

Tui told passengers, forced to endure a nightmare start to their holiday, ‘go to your insurer’ rather than claim compensation through Tui.
The travel operator is accused of denying passengers their rights by not informing them that under The Package Travel Regulations, tour operators are required to pay compensation when a holiday is […]

FBI warns Mexican timeshare scams are on the rise.

Tuesday 16th April 2024

American holidaymakers that own timeshare interests in Mexico are being warned about a surge in fraudulent schemes targeting the popular tourist location.
Mexican timeshare scams are nothing new as, for Americans, it is by far the most popular tourist destination. According to American news channel CNBC, of the 126 million households in the […]

One Of Britain’s Most Wanted Fugitives Jailed For Fraud

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Mark Acklom conned his victim out of nearly £300,000, then went on the run for five years.
Serial fraudster Mark Acklom has finally been caught and jailed after years on the run. His victim Carolyn Woods lost nearly £300,000 of her life savings and has been left devastated by the conman. The mother […]

Scams increase by 400%

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Did you know fraud and scams have increased by an incredible 400% since the start of the year? And coronavirus has not helped matters, scammers are, just like many of us, also working from home, and this year seem to have stepped up their game as we see more and more new […]

Victims scammed out of average £45,000 each!

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Scammers are making investment scams hard to spot; the Financial Conduct Authority warns. The FCA is working with Action Fraud and City of London Police to warn the public to be vigilant when dealing with investment firms. They say there has been a sharp increase in reports of Clone scam companies appearing […]

Be on the lookout for Valentine’s fraud

Sunday 14th April 2024

Valentine’s day is around the corner and what should be a time to celebrate all things love, UK Finance is urging the public to be vigilant and look out for friends and family and help keep them safe from romance fraud.
UK Finance revealed in a report that they had seen a […]

Romance scam – woman faces bankruptcy after cruel scam

Sunday 14th April 2024

A woman from the West Midlands has told the BBC how she handed over nearly £113,000 to a man she thought she was in a relationship with.
Ms Elwell has been forced to go to the police after the person she thought she was in a relationship with claimed his life was in […]

Timeshare resort back in the headlines again

Sunday 14th April 2024

A timeshare resort in Scotland is back in the headlines this week for a major security breach which could lead to serious trouble with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office).
The resort was previously in the headlines, only weeks ago, with timeshare owners unhappy after a series of redundancies had been made at the […]