This Christmas the City of London police who run Action Fraud, supported by police forces across the country, are launching a national awareness campaign to help prevent people from becoming victims of online shopping fraud as well as other types of fraud which people fall victim to during the seasonal period.
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Fraudsters are spamming out emails claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police that are designed to trick people into downloading iSpy key logger software on their device.
New research released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) shows that 31% of online shoppers admit that they are more likely to take a financial risk if an online retailer offers them a bargain.
The mobile and Internet provider Three UK has confirmed that the personal information of customers have been accessed by hackers in a recent cyber attack.
The personal information from hundreds of millions of AdultFriendFinder.com users have been leaked online.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) Proactive Intelligence Team has spoken to a convicted fraudster who said that organised crime groups (OCG’s) are now targeting foreign banking customers in preference over UK ones.
Recruitment agency Michael Page is contacting hundreds of thousands of job seekers, warning them that their personal information has been leaked online.
Fraudsters are sending out emails purporting to be from a legitimate company called UK Parking Control LTD (UKPC) that claim you have a parking ticket.