Fraudsters are turning to kindness with new phishing emails which encourage the recipient to open an attachment on the false premise that they could have already fallen victim to scammers.
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Last year we warned the public about the threat that ‘investments’ in Binary Options pose after receiving reports. Now we are giving an update on the fraud and what law enforcement is doing about it.
A record 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016 more than in any other previous year, according to Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service.
Five men who were part of an investment fraud scam that tricked more than 70 people into handing over a total of £1.7 million have been jailed for a total of 14 years.
The City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified that fraudsters are now using background hold music in a bid to make their calls more convincing.
Action Fraud is highlighting the latest scams based on reports from the public assessed and analysed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).