The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) proactive intelligence team is warning people of a new approach being used by scammers to carry-out vishing scams.
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Small businesses are warned to to be on extra alert for fake invoices after figures revealed an alarming increase in scams in the first six months of the year.
Action Fraud is sending emails to 1000 UK businesses which they think may have been a victim of a recent business impersonation scam.
Fraudsters are using the Action Fraud name to trick people into handing over personal information.
Financial Fraud Action UK (FFAUK) are warning consumers to be even more alert for suspicious phone calls, texts and emails from fraudsters claiming to be from their bank, the police or utility or telecoms companies.
The personal details of up to 2.4 million Carphone Warehouse customers have been accessed by hackers and 90,000 credit cards exposed, the mobile phone firm has admitted.
Scammers are buying second-hand laptops to carry out identity crime using personal information the previous owners believed had been “wiped” clean.
We have received numerous reports from victims who have been contacted by scammers who are cold calling and emailing people claiming to be from Action Fraud and the National Fraud Authority (NFA). The NFA was shut down in 2013.