The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has identified a substantial increase in concerns being reported about spam texts purporting to offer diet pills.
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Action Fraud has received reports of an unusual type of courier fraud, which fools victims into buying expensive jewellery or clothing for the fraudsters.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has proactively arrested two males over European Distribution Fraud (EDF) as a result of reports made to Action Fraud.
Facebook has announced plans to crack down on spam and hoaxes in user’s newsfeeds, with a note highlighting ‘false information’ when enough people flag posts as a hoax.
Researchers at Symantec have warned of a new wave of phishing emails claiming to come from LinkedIn’s support team that evade spam filters.
Watch out for letters purporting to be from Action Fraud created by fraudsters who are setting up victims of fraud for further scams.
More than 50 victims of ‘prize draw’ mail scams in Lancashire have got their money back after a Trading Standards crackdown.
Computer Software Service Fraud involves victims being contacted by telephone and told that there is a problem with their computer and for a fee this can be fixed.