PhonepayPlus - the UK’s premium rate phone number and service regulator - has fined three companies £330,000 after breaching their Code of Practice.
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Businesses are being targeted by organised fraudsters in a number of impersonation scams according to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).
Fraudsters are sending patent holders in the UK fake invoices claiming to be from European Patent Office (EPO).
Detectives from the City of London Police’s dedicated IP crime unit (PIPCU) arrested three people in morning raids and seized more than 1,500 suspected fake goods yesterday (9 Dec 2014) as part of a crackdown on counterfeit goods being sold online in the lead up to Christmas.
Action Fraud is warning people to watch out for cold calls from fraudsters purporting to be from the Home Office. One of these calls has left one victim £12,000 out of pocket.
Figures released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) show a significant rise in the number of people who have been targeted by phone scammers over the last year.