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Alert: HMRC and iTunes gift card scam

18th May 2016

Action Fraud is warning people of a new trend that has hit the UK where fraudsters contact victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and trick them into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

Eight men jailed for defrauding elderly of £1million

6th May 2016

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.

Wine investment fraud – don’t let your investment go sour

27th April 2016

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.

Latest scams to watch out for

19th April 2016

Action Fraud is highlighting the latest scams based on reports from the public assessed and analysed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).