Fraudsters are sending out distressing messages to parents in the hope that they will reply and send mobile phone top-up voucher codes.
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Action Fraud is warning members of the public about potential scams, as we fast approach the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.
Fraudsters are impersonating telephone service providers and contacting people offering mobile phone upgrades on a low monthly payment contract.
Action Fraud has seen an increase in reports from businesses that have fallen victim to fraudsters who are purporting to be CEO’s, resulting in huge financial losses.
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.
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.
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