Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released a new report called ‘Fraudscape’ which details the fraud trends they have discovered from over 325,000 fraud cases recorded by them in 2016. The data has been reported to them by over 387 organisations, including major UK brands.
The average amount lost per person to holiday fraud last year was approximately £1,200.
Fraudsters are stealing large sums of money from victim’s bank accounts by taking control of their mobile phones and intercepting calls/texts messages sent by banks.
Fraudsters need just three pieces of personal information to steal your identity, most of which can be found on your Facebook profile.
Wonga has confirmed a data breach where up to 250,000 accounts have been compromised.
Action Fraud is continuing to receive reports of businesses falling victim to “PBX Dial through fraud”. Find out what it is and how to protect against it.
More than 1,500 people tried to buy gig tickets from 'Surfed Arts', out fake ticket sales website.
Fraudsters are turning to kindness with new phishing emails which encourage the recipient to open an attachment on the false premise that they could have already fallen victim to scammers.
Last year we warned the public about the threat that ‘investments’ in Binary Options pose after receiving reports. Now we are giving an update on the fraud and what law enforcement is doing about it.
A record 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016 more than in any other previous year, according to Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service.