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  • 10 Jun 2019 11:40 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    HMRC has announced its use of a successful new technology that is stopping fraudsters being able to mimic its most-recognisable helpline numbers

    https://economia.icaew.com/news/june-2019/hmrc-deploys-tech-to-stop-phone-scammers#.XPbnVwFd2e8.twitter


  • 10 Jun 2019 10:57 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An experienced accountant fell for a scammer mirroring Metro Bank’s security and customer service

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/may/26/metro-bank-fraud-phishing-scam-security?CMP=share_btn_tw

  • 10 Jun 2019 10:26 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A MAN is warning customers to be vigilant after receiving numerous scam phone calls claiming to be from his telephone provider.

    https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/17668968.virgin-media-issues-warning-to-customers-over-scam-phone-calls/?ref=twtrec


  • 03 Jun 2019 9:50 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The victims paid between £600 and £2200 to have the work done. All attempts to contact the company to rectify the problems were unsuccessful and the business address was found not to exist.

    https://westbridgfordwire.com/driveway-trader-sentenced-to-28-months-for-fraud/


  • 03 Jun 2019 9:49 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Scam emails designed to look as though they have been sent by the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, have been used to acquire iTunes gift cards from unsuspecting recipients.

    https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/05/criminals-impersonate-anglican-communion-secretary-general-in-itunes-gift-card-fraud.aspx


  • 03 Jun 2019 9:34 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has put a block in place on numbers that were using spoofing tactics to impersonate genuine tax officials.

    http://www.cityam.com/278442/hmrc-cracks-down-number-spoofing-scams-fight-against-fraud


  • 03 Jun 2019 9:14 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Here's what companies can do to recover lost assets in the wake of a data theft or a BEC scam.

    https://www.csoonline.com/article/3397776/act-fast-to-recover-assets-after-cyber-fraud.html

  • 03 Jun 2019 6:58 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Scams Awareness is a yearly campaign which aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who know what to do when they see a scam. This year's campaign will take place over two weeks, from the 10th-23rd June.

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/sa19/


  • 27 May 2019 9:35 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A ROGUE builder has admitted making bogus representations to five householders – and engaging in “aggressive” trading.

    https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2019/05/23/rogue-builder-admits-fraud-and-aggressive-trading/


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