Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has continued to rise at record levels in the first six months of 2017.
Residents are being warned about ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail.
Homeowners and housing organisations are reminded to stay alert as reports suggest that bogus traders are using the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy to pose as council officials or professionals in the fire prevention industry to defraud them for services or goods that don’t exist or aren’t necessary.
Fraudsters may be posing as local council officials or professionals and cold-calling customers stating that they are eligible for a general tax or council tax rebate, with a sharp increase in the number of reports relating to fake council tax refunds in the last few weeks.
Action Fraud is highlighting the latest fraud and cyber crime alerts based on reports from the public assessed and analysed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).
Fraudsters are sending out messages claiming to be from WhatsApp in order to steal banking and personal information. Here is why they might catch people out.
Following a global ransomware incident which took place yesterday we’re reminding businesses and individuals how they can protect themselves from ransomware and what they should do if they become a victim.
Yesterday four people were arrested as the result of two years work from Microsoft and the City of London Police into the global problem of computer software service fraud.
Today we have launched an identity fraud campaign with the City of London Police, Cifas and Equifax, asking members of the public to consider how careful they are with their personal and financial details. A recent YouGov Survey commissioned by Equifax found that the UK population are failing to take basic steps like protecting passwords or installing anti-virus software to protect their identities from criminals.
A new fake email claiming to be from BT is attempting to trick victims into automatically downloading Dridex banking malware.