Today we have launched an identity fraud campaign with the City of London Police, Cifas and Equifax, asking members of the public to consider how careful they are with their personal and financial details. A recent YouGov Survey commissioned by Equifax found that the UK population are failing to take basic steps like protecting passwords or installing anti-virus software to protect their identities from criminals.
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A new fake email claiming to be from BT is attempting to trick victims into automatically downloading Dridex banking malware.
Apple has taken the step of banning any apps that facilitate Binary Options trading from its App Store, removing any chance of fraudulent activity taking place through applications installed on iOS devices such as iPhones or iPads. However, binary options trading can still take place through web-based software.
Action Fraud has received a number of reports from victims who have purchased non-existent tickets from ‘Goticketsuk.com’.
A rogue travel agent who stole thousands of pounds out of unsuspecting holidaymakers with non-existent flights has been jailed for a year.
Action Fraud is warning people once again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.
In the wake of the Manchester attack on Monday evening, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages as it has emerged that fraudulent pages are being set up which request donations to support the families of the victims.
Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.