Action Fraud is continuing to receive reports where parties’ involved in house purchases are targeted to transfer money to bank accounts under the control of fraudsters, resulting in large losses for house buyers or solicitors.
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Action Fraud is working with Cifas who have released new figures which show a 52% rise in young people falling victim to identity fraud.
Action Fraud is supporting Scams Awareness Month - a national campaign launched by Citizens Advice to help people avoid falling prey to scams.
Security researchers from FireEye have uncovered a new piece of Android malware that can mimic the look and feel of popular apps like Uber, WhatsApp and Facebook.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has noticed an increase in reports to Action Fraud of fraudsters placing fake letter boxes on residential properties in an attempt to harvest the mail.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) Proactive Intelligence Team has spoken to convicted fraudsters who claim that “Binary Options are being used for investment scams”.
As the start of the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro approaches, the increase in media coverage provides an opportunity for criminals to take advantage of people’s familiarity with the Olympic brand for their own gain.
With online crime becoming an increasing threat for businesses, new figures from Get Safe Online and Action Fraud show that from March 2015 – March 2016, a huge total of £1,079,447,765 was reported lost by businesses to online crime.