More than 1 million incidents of financial fraud occurred in the first six months of 2016, according to official figures released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK).
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Fraudsters are sending out a mass of constantly evolving phishing emails to personal and business email addresses that contain ransomware and banking Trojans.
Fraudsters have been issuing fake TV Licence refund emails in a bid to steal victim bank account details with a number of potential victims reporting the scam email to Action Fraud.
Victims who have been defrauded in the past are being urged to stay alert after a number of reports of phishing emails claiming to be from City of London Police.
Have you reported fraud to us recently? Has one of our call handlers helped you when you were a victim? Did you get the support you needed while it was investigated? We want to hear from you.
Fraudsters are targeting college and university students ahead of the start of the new term with fake lettings in local accommodation, taking advantage of huge demand to collect fees upfront to secure a deposit.
There has been a rise in fraudsters using social media to lure young people into “investing” in Binary Options with the promise of huge returns, when in reality victims money is just stolen.
Email accounts often contain a lot of personal information, making them a valuable target for hackers and cyber criminals. Make sure yours is protected.