To combat the rise of fraud and online crime affecting older people, Age UK has launched a brand new fraud prevention and victim support pilot programme in partnership with Action Fraud
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New statistics released ahead of Valentine’s Day prove that the UK is continuing to lose huge amounts of money to romance fraud – with victims conned out of £41 million in 2017 alone. This is according to figures from The City of London Police, whose remit covers online fraud nationwide, working with Get Safe Online and its partners.
Fraudsters are purporting to be from the Home Office and cold-calling victims to claim that there is a problem with their immigration status.
Total of 850 reports of insurance fraud in 3 years as City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department launches campaign to raise awareness of fraudsters selling fake car insurance.
Rise seen in reports of victims who are told to buy iTunes vouchers in order to 'unlock' reimbursement.