Internet experts are warning of an increase in phishing scams expected over the Christmas period as scammers focus their efforts on targeting vulnerable web users with fake ‘seasons greetings’ emails.
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Council Tax payers are being warned to watch out for a scam that offers them discounts on their Council Tax.
Scammers are offering Facebook users the chance to have early access to a facebook.com email address. In fact, clicking on the link actually gives scammers permission to access the victim’s Facebook profile.
Police are warning bank card users to be on their guard following reports of a number of scam phone calls.
The City of London Police has now received more than 4,000 statements from people affected by a major loans repayment fraud against MCO Capital.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is contacting thousands of people to warn them they could become victims of share fraud, after it recovered its biggest ever ‘master list’ used by boiler room fraudsters.
City of London Police – the lead force for fraud - has arrested three men in connection with a suspected million pound fraud where plots of land were offered for investment. Anyone who has lost money to the firms involved should report it to Action Fraud.
Consumers looking to do their Christmas shopping online are being warned about bogus emails pretending to be from PayPal, designed to get hold of personal information that can be used to commit fraud.