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City of London Police crackdown on Christmas counterfeiters

10th December 2014

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.

Figures show steep rise in telephone scams

2nd December 2014

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.

Alert: watch out for premium rate “personal numbers”

27th November 2014

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.

Police arrest multiple computer hijackers

24th November 2014

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.