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Latest fraud news and alerts


Fraudsters trick victims into revealing PIN numbers after theft

Police are warning the public not to give their bank card personal identification number (PIN) to anyone after bogus bank officials have stolen thousands of pounds by tricking victims into handing over their PIN [15 April 2014]

Emerging trend in investment scams involving storage space

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have identified a trend in consumers being targeted for investment opportunities in physical storage space [11 April 2014]

Watch out for ‘Heartbleed’ password reset phishing emails

Security experts are warning people to look out for phishing attacks, disguised as password reset emails in the wake of the recent ‘Heartbleed’ bug [11 April 2014]

Alert: traffic collision scam emails

Fraudsters are sending out scam emails with a suspicious attachment and contact number that suggest you might have damaged a car [10 April 2014]

'Heartbleed' flaw on the internet threatens user data

Millions of websites are operating with a major security hole in place; potentailly exposing user information and financial information to hackers, researchers say [09 April 2014]

Action Fraud moves from National Fraud Authority to City of London Police

Action Fraud today becomes part of the City of London Police, strengthening the UK’s response to serious and organised crime [02 April 2014]

New video highlights the impact of Bribery to businesses

The City of London Police have released a new video entitled ‘Consequences Begin at Home’ to help businesses understand the implications of the Bribery Act and how it affects them [27 March 2014]

Escort scam fraudster ordered to repay £160,000

A con man who defrauded thousands of people in a £5.7m escort scam has been ordered to repay victims compensation or face further jail time [26 March 2014]