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55% rise in online ticket fraud last year

21st March 2016

New figures from the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Get Safe Online show that incidents of online ticket fraud rose by 55% in 2015, costing the UK public £5.2 million.

Action Fraud reveals that it receives 8,000 reports of phishing scams every month

8th March 2016

New data released by Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau which are both run by the City of London Police, shows that increasingly fraudsters are using phishing as a means to defraud people across the UK. Last year (January 2015 – December 2015), the fraud and cybercrime reporting centre received on average 8,000 reports per month, with 96,699 people reporting that they had received a phishing scam.

Alert: People experiencing mental health issues targeted by fraudsters

29th February 2016

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) Proactive Intelligence Team have identified an increasing trend whereby people experiencing​ mental health issues are actively being recruited by fraudsters from within local communities to unknowingly become money mules.

The “Good Citizen Award” scam

29th February 2016

Action Fraud has been receiving reports of an advanced fee fraud whereby suspects phone a member of the public and claim to be calling on behalf of the UK (or British) Government Grant Department.