<h1 class="entry-title">Month: August 2014</h1>

Be on Your Guard Ireland from an Influx of Seasonal Counterfeit Clothes and Scam Websites

As the start of Irish debs season draws near the European consumer centre has made a statement urging all to be cautious when ordering high-end clothing online. Often these rogue retailers use credentials that are registered in European nations to add to the perceived legitimacy of their site, but in many cases the businesses were […]

Don’t be a Victim of This BT Phone Scam

The details below are from the victim of the scam, a Surrey resident. We received a call from ‘BT’ telling us we had not responded to the last two bills and our phone was about to be disconnected. My partner, fearing a scam as we had not received any bills asked for their telephone number […]

Fake Celebrity Story Scams on Facebook

Facebook is not the place to receive your celebrity news and gossip! Scammers use fake deaths and other sensational stories to entice users. These often spread very fast, because users share the posts before verifying the story.  

Fraudster Jailed for Selling Fake JLS, Justin Bieber and 1D Merchandise

The successful outcome of this case follows investigations by Surelock in conjunction with Suffolk Trading Standards. A fraudster who made thousands of pounds selling fake JLS, Justin Bieber and One Direction clothes to unsuspecting victims through eBay has been jailed for 12 months.  John Young, of Sotterley Road, Hulver, near Beccles, was sentenced at Ipswich […]

Neil Hollinshead Jailed for London Welsh RFC Fraud

Following a successful investigation by Surelock on behalf of the RFU and in liaison with the City of London Police a fraudster who posed as the head of an investment company and was supposedly backed by the Saudi royal family, has been jailed over his purchase of London Welsh rugby club. Neil Hollinshead duped the […]

Lost Your Bag?

I recently had a trip with British Airways from Heathrow Terminal 5 when their baggage belts were not working and therefore boarded my flight knowing my suitcase did not get on with me. Thankfully I have an ingrained aversion of putting anything of value into my case, but it got me thinking of what is […]