Category: fraud

Action Fraud Have Received Reports of Covid19 Related Scams

What scams are we seeing? The majority of reports are related to online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser and other products, which have never arrived. Other frauds being reported include ticket fraud, romance fraud, charity fraud and lender loan fraud Protection advice Detailed counter fraud advice is available online, including from Scamsmart, ActionFraud, CIFAS, TakeFive, Citizens […]

Safe Online Dating

WE have received some good advice which is worth taking note of if you are on line dating, it can easily all happen! If you’re online dating, you’re joining millions of people around the world who are looking for anything from a fun, arms-length relationship to a lifelong partnership. You […]

Romance Fraud Awareness

Fraudsters have been targeting vulnerable and elderly residents ahead of Valentines Day, with a few reported cases these past few weeks. Romance fraudsters often join online chats, or group forums targetted at our older communities. Unlike other fraudsters they do not initially ask the victims for money; instead they spend […]

Action Fraud scam watch

Did you know scams cost the UK economy £5-£10 Billion a year, with over 50% of people over 65 having already been targeted by scams; and only 5% of all scams reported? This week’s scam and fraud warnings from Action Fraud: HMRC tax refund scam Students and those working within […]