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Fraud & cybercrime cost UK nearly £11bn in past year

18th October 2016

The UK public and small businesses are today being urged to start making every day safer as the latest online crime figures from Get Safe Online and Action Fraud reveal that a staggering £10.9 billion* was lost to the UK economy as a result of fraud, including cybercrime, in 2015/16.

Facebook account takeover, PayPal and WhatsApp fraud

30th September 2016

We have received several reports from victims who have had their Facebook account hacked by cybercriminals who have then sent messages to their friends asking for a favour relating to PayPal.

Rise in TV Licensing fraud emails

12th September 2016

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.

Fraud victims warned of fake City Police email

12th September 2016

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.