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Pension Fraud

With effect from April 6th this year, when you reach 55 and if you have been saving in a personal or company pension, you will have wider choices with what you do with the fund you have accrued. You will still be able to cash in the fund to buy an annuity giving you a […]

Security Guard Fraud Exposed by BBC Undercover Researchers

By Guy Lynn and Ed Davey BBC News, London Thousands of licensed security guards could be working in the UK fraudulently after buying qualifications for cash, a BBC investigation has found. Jobseekers must sit mandatory exams to get a Security Industry Authority card. But undercover researchers found colleges happy to sit or forge exams for […]

Operation Broadway Goes Public to Stop Investment Fraud

A London-wide clamp down on suspected investment frauds operating out of some of the Capital’s most iconic buildings in the heart of the UK’s main financial districts has taken place. City of London Police, City of London Trading Standards and Metropolitan Police have visited a number of office premises in the Square Mile, Canary Wharf […]

Fraudsters Looking to Utilise “Crowdfunding” to Scam People

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) proactive intelligence team has become aware that fraudsters are looking to utilise “boiler rooms” to target a type of investment known as “Crowdfunding”. Crowdfunding is a legitimate way in which people and businesses (including start-ups) can try to raise money from the public, to support a business, project, campaign […]

Rugby World Cup 2015 – Avoid Bogus Ticket Websites & Sellers

Action Fraud, together with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the City of London Police, are working in partnership with Rugby World Cup 2015 organisers to disrupt those entities seeking to sell Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets without permission from the official provider. We would like rugby fans and the general public to be aware […]

Don’t be a Victim of Online Crime

Intellectual property crime is costing the UK economy hundreds of millions of pounds each year, with organised crime gangs causing significant damage to industries that are produce legitimate, high quality, physical goods and online and digital content in an increasingly competitive climate The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is being funded by the Department […]

Young People Most Defrauded Jobseekers in Britain

  Get Safe Online, Safer-Jobs and Action Fraud are warning young people to take precautions whilst looking for jobs online, to avoid falling victim to scammers.  Figures from the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) – say that the most defrauded job-seekers were between the ages of 18 and 25, and those […]

Alert: US Fraudsters are Calling UK Victims Regarding FBI Arrest Warrants

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has received several reports of victims that are phoned and played automated threatening messages claiming to be from the FBI. The NFIB have said victims are either phoned or left the automated message on their phone. The scam messages claim the USA’s FBI has an arrest warrant in the […]

Devices Being Remotely Wiped in Police Custody

  All the data on some of the tablets and phones seized as evidence is being wiped out, remotely, while they are in police custody, the BBC has learned. Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Durham police all told BBC News handsets had been remotely “wiped”. And Dorset police said this had happened to six of the […]

Rugby World Cup 2015 – Kick it like Wilko

This is the  latest Buy Official advert during the ticketing sales window for the Rugby World Cup 2015.  It is an excellent video highlighting the need to be vigilant when buying tickets.