Urban fraud myths are everywhere, which if believed often leave people in danger of becoming a victim of fraud and cyber crime.
The phone and broadband provider Talk Talk which has over 4 million UK customers have that said banking details and personal information could have been accessed by hackers in a recent cyber attack.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a trend in consumers being targeted for investment opportunities in parking spaces at locations close to major airports.
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.
The results for the British Crime Survey for the first time show that fraud and cyber crime are the most prevalent crimes committed against people in England and Wales.
Five men are alleged to have allowed two fraudsters, who have already admitted the scam, to use their bank accounts to receive money from unsuspecting victims.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) is asking members of the public to be aware of a serious strain of malware called ‘Dridex’, which is being used by criminals to access UK online banking details and steal money.
A cyber criminal who used malicious computer software to spy on people through their webcams has been added to the sex offenders register for seven years and has been given a 40 week suspended sentence.
Action Fraud has received a number of reports where people have been defrauded by criminals claiming to be “Action Fraud Litigation Services” who they say work with Action Fraud and the City of London Police.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) proactive intelligence team have been made aware that young, newly trained traders are being headhunted from academies and colleges to work in boiler rooms and sell fraudulent investments.