Category Archives: Scam Warnings

Man Behind Holiday Sickness Fraud Is Jailed For 12 Months

Merseyside Police have welcomed the sentencing of a man who encouraged people to falsely claim they had fallen ill on while on holiday to claim compensation. Brian Cromby appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 26 July where he had already pleaded guilty to aiding or abetting fraud by false representation on 5 May 2017. He has been jailed for

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Fraudsters Pose As Police Officers In Recent Spate Of So-Called ‘Courier Frauds’

Surrey Police has confirmed that it has seen a rise in courier frauds over the last month. With ‘courier frauds’, the perpetrators send someone to the victim’s house to collect money or bank cards, the fraud begins with a phone call in which someone posing as a police officer says they need the victim to hand over money or bank

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FRAUD ALERT: Malicious Calls Purporting To Be From HMRC

Action Fraud has issued the following advisory message: What you need to know Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls and voicemails, to members of the public purporting to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Fraudsters are spoofing genuine HMRC telephone numbers to deceive their victims over the phone. The fraudsters state that

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SCAM WARNING: Watch Out For These FAKE TalkTalk Emails About A Refund

Action Fraud has today (25th May) sent out a warning about fake TalkTalk emails which are being sent to victims about claiming a refund. They have confirmed that over 100 reports have been recieved about the fake emails purporting to be from telecoms provider TalkTalk. The emails state that the customer’s account is in credit and that they are due

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