Fraudsters are sending patent holders in the UK fake invoices claiming to be from European Patent Office (EPO).
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Detectives from the City of London Police’s dedicated IP crime unit (PIPCU) arrested three people in morning raids and seized more than 1,500 suspected fake goods yesterday (9 Dec 2014) as part of a crackdown on counterfeit goods being sold online in the lead up to Christmas.
Action Fraud is warning people to watch out for cold calls from fraudsters purporting to be from the Home Office. One of these calls has left one victim £12,000 out of pocket.
Figures released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) show a significant rise in the number of people who have been targeted by phone scammers over the last year.
This festive season the City of London Police is running ‘The 12 online frauds of Christmas’ campaign to protect millions of people across the country from falling victim to cyber-fraudsters.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is raising awareness of the methods used by fraudsters to trick victims into calling apparent mobile phone numbers beginning with “070”which transpire to be premium rate numbers.
Five people have been arrested in the UK as part of an international operation targeting users of software designed to remotely take over, control and steal information from computers.
The ICO have issued advice to users of webcams to change their passwords as they are aware that there is a new website that is streaming live footage obtained from insecure cameras across the world.