In a recent report run by Action Fraud and the City of London Police, it has been found that Banking Malware accounts for 41 percent of recorded malware infections* in the UK.
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Collaboration between the National Terrorist Financial Intelligence Unit (NTFIU) and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) leads to eight men being jailed for a total of 34 years for defrauding elderly people out of approximately £1 million.
Within the past 24 hours a number of businesses throughout the UK have received extortion demands from an online hacking group.
Action Fraud has received a rise in the reporting of pets, and in particular puppies and kittens, being advertised for sale via popular online auction websites.
A new trend is targeting members of the public who are seeking to sell their wine investment. Fraudsters agree to purchase the victims wine, but instead transfer the stock into their own account without paying the victim. The fraudulently obtained wine is then believed to be sold on to other, unsuspecting victims.
Action Fraud is highlighting the latest scams based on reports from the public assessed and analysed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).
The City of London Police is this week teaming up with police forces across England, Wales and Scotland to raise awareness and encourage reporting of Hajj fraud.
Action Fraud is warning people of a pension scam whereby cold callers continue to target members of the public aged 50 to 60 years old to release and transfer their pension early.