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Fraudsters have set up a bogus website claiming to be the official site of National Savings & Investments (NS&I) and are contacting members of the public, cold calling them and offering them the chance to invest in 65+ Bonds (also known as Pensioner Bonds).
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) proactive intelligence team is warning people of a new scam dubbed “diamond buy-back courier fraud”.
Today representatives from police forces across the country met to review the first ever economic crime victim care unit, which has been running as a pilot for four months (December 2014-March 2015).
The City of London Police has arrested an Essex man suspected of working in a boiler room that is believed to have made £1.5 million selling fraudulent diamond investments.
ABTA, The City of London Police and Get Safe Online have re-joined forces to warn the general public about the dangers posed by holiday booking fraud.
A new Age UK survey has found that 53% of older people (aged 65+) believe they have been targeted by fraudsters. While that many do not respond - of those who do, 70% of all age groups said that they had personally lost money.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority have joined the National Trading Standards eCrime Team, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the Rugby World Cup 2015 Organising Committee in advising consumers what to look out for when buying online Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets.