<h1 class="entry-title">Category: Fraud</h1>
24 Feb

Actor who netted over £5,000 in benefits con

An film extra actor was caught out by secret filming after telling the Department of Work and Pensions he was suffering a severe level of disability. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/actor-who-netted-over-5000-23518961

16 Feb

Fraud ‘is now national security threat’

Fraud is the crime UK citizens are most likely to fall victim to, with members of the public being targeted by credit card, identity and cyber-fraud and the private sector takes the largest financial losses… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55769991

09 Jan

Public urged to be vigilant – Fraudsters target the elderly and vulnerable with fake Covid-19 vaccine scam.

Fraudsters are targeting elderly and vulnerable people and asking for bank details or cash payments for access to vaccines that are fake or non-existent. The National Economic Crime Centre is working with partners to urge people to remain vigilant. In the UK, coronavirus vaccines will only be available via the NHS, people will be contacted directly […]

07 Jan

Fake NHS Covid-19 vaccination messages target the vulnerable public

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has received evidence of fraudulent text messages being sent to the public – the message ends with a link to a bogus website requesting personal details, including name, address and bank details. https://www.tradingstandards.uk/news-policy/news-room/2021/fake-nhs-covid-19-vaccination-messages-target-vulnerable-public

12 Nov

Accountant jailed after stealing £188K

St Albans Crown Court heard that the accountant from Hemel Hempstead, had used the money to fund an extravagant ‘City Boy’ lifestyle… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-54896733

30 Sep

Beat the Scammers!

Fraud – Britains most common crime – says City of London Police…https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/beatthescammers/article-8711127/Fraud-Britains-common-crime-says-City-London-Police.html

30 Sep
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Sim-Swap Fraud

How can you protect yourself from sim-swap fraud which is on the rise… https://www.theabi.org.uk/news/sim-swap-fraud-is-on-the-rise.-how-can-you-stop-it-happening-to-you