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

Subscription Trap

The word trap is usually not a nice word. Instantly a device designed to catch and retain an animal springs to mind, or a trick planned to deceive someone or catch them unaware. Okay, so trap music seems to be one form that’s not so awful depending on your music taste (Oh dear – switch […]

Be Aware of “Your package has been seized” Scam

Fraudsters are sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom. The official looking scam emails claiming to be from Royal Mail contain a link to document which will install malicious software on your computer designed to steal credentials like account […]

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: Scammers are Changing Tactics to Commit Courier Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) proactive intelligence team is warning people about a new variation of courier fraud involving Foreign Exchange Bureaus. As with traditional types of courier fraud, the victim receives a phone call and they are told that they’re speaking to a police officer and that the police want them to assist […]

Avoid and Report Internet Scams and Phishing

Report misleading websites, emails, phone calls or text messages you think may be suspicious. Don’t give out private information (such as bank details or passwords), reply to text messages, download attachments or click on any links in emails if you’re not sure they’re genuine. Misleading websites Some websites can look like they’re part of an […]

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 […]

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 […]