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.
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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.
Fraudsters are offering One Direction e-tickets on Twitter to victims who are unaware that they are buying fakes.
Royal Mail have conducted one of the largest studies of home movers in the UK which reveals people are putting themselves at risk of ID crime by not redirecting their mail when they move home.
The Pensions Regulator is today giving pension savers the help that they need to safeguard against potential scams.
Action Fraud is supporting the Trading Standards’ and Citizen Advise Bureau’s Scam Awareness month, which tells people; ‘Don’t be rushed, don’t be hushed’. This advice couldn’t be more pertinent, as it comes at a time when Action Fraud has seen a significant amount of reports about a Vishing scam which involves bogus police officers.