INVESTIGATORS & SECURITY CONSULTANTS
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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

Urgent Alert: Online Extortion Demand Affecting UK Businesses

Issued by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) ALERT: Within the past 24 hours a number of businesses throughout the UK have received extortion demands from a group calling themselves ‘Lizard Squad’. Method of Attack: The group have sent emails demanding payment of 5 Bitcoins, to be paid by a certain time and date. The […]

20% of Cybercrime Victims Think They Were Specifically Targeted

Action Fraud is supporting Get Safe Online Week 2015 (19th to 24th October) which aims to educate, inform and raise awareness of online security issues to make sure individuals and small businesses use the internet safely and confidently. In a specially commissioned survey for Get Safe Online Week over one in five (21%) victims of […]

Watch Out for Rugby World Cup Limited Lottery Scam

The City of London Police and World Rugby are warning fans to be vigilant regarding a growing number of scams in the form of fake lotteries or sweepstakes claiming to be connected with or authorised by Rugby World Cup 2015, Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) and/or World Rugby. Fans are being contacted (mostly via email), […]

Alert: Fraudsters Buy-Back Diamond Courier Scam

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) proactive intelligence team is warning people of a new scam dubbed “diamond buy-back courier fraud”. Information gathered by the NFIB’s proactive intelligence team suggests that boiler rooms operating from overseas (specifically in Thailand) are targeting existing investors of diamonds from victim sucker lists circulated by fraudsters internationally. How a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Royal Mail Email Scam Alert

It is believed that fraudsters are exploiting the increase in Royal Mail deliveries during the Christmas period to upload malware on to computers of unsuspecting victims. A scam email is currently being sent to victims fraudulently claiming to be from Royal Mail.  The email states that Royal Mail is holding an item for the customer. […]