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Staffordshire Police are asking people to talk to their elderly family members and neighbours about phone scams on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, as it’s one of the main methods of fraud targeting older or vulnerable people.
West Midlands is a hotspot for the crime
Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, Action Fraud received 6,486 reports of ticket fraud. In the same period, the total reported losses to victims were £3,344,835; an average of £568 per victim.
A serial ticket tout who began reoffending within six weeks of being released from prison has been sentenced to three years in jail.
Both sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 11 June 2018, following a number of courier frauds committed across the county between 1 June and 2 November 2017.
A benefits cheat who had nearly £400,000 in the bank was caught after officials found Facebook pictures of her enjoying lavish foreign holidays.
Together, the men have been charged with falsely claiming more than £110,000 in benefits connected to the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Nine people are to be sentenced after an investigation by Essex Police for ticket fraud involving 309 victims who were conned out of high profile sporting tickets.
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in two cases where fraudsters had pretended to own real properties, sold them to innocent purchasers and absconded with the funds.
With more and more data stored online and in clouds, fraudsters and their methods have become increasingly advanced. And it seems that no company, however big or small is completely safe from being targeting by them.
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