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Public Wi-Fi is something that most of us in the UK are reliant on and there is now thought to be 269,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK compared with the 202,944 that were available in 2014. However there is a lack of awareness about cyber hacking and how cyber criminals use public Wi-Fi as a means to steal personal and financial details from individuals and businesses via public networks.
Against a background of one of the busiest times of year for shoppers and ecommerce merchants the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is today issuing an email alert to several hundred users of a variety of online services.
There are just a few days left to get all of your Christmas shopping sorted and whilst people are rushing around, online shopping fraudsters are using the run-up to the big day as an opportunity to illegally make money.
Action Fraud has received multiple reports from people who have been defrauded after paying for winter holiday accommodation on RightSki.com and ChaletHunter.com.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched a new campaign called #CyberChoices to discourage young people from becoming involved in cyber crime.
Action Fraud and the National Trading Standards eCrime Team (NTSeCT) are warning consumers about scam emails from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) offering compensation for the Microsoft Scam.
The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is warning businesses and members of the public to beware of approaches from a Latvian based company which has set itself up using the same name in order to defraud unsuspecting victims.
Adele fans beware; fraudsters are likely to start selling fake online tickets to her upcoming show at the O2.