PEOPLE UNDER 35 ARE MORE AT RISK FROM IMPERSONATION SCAMS

People under 35 are more likely than older age groups to have been targeted in an impersonation scam and be swayed to provide personal or financial information, according to a new survey by UK Finance’s Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign. An impersonation scam is where a criminal contacts you pretending to be a person or … Continued

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BLOG: HOW CRIMINALS CAN STEAL YOUR HEART, AND THEN YOUR SAVINGS

In the first half of 2021 alone, over £15 million was lost to romance scams. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Take Five to Stop Fraud and the Online Dating Association share how to spot the warning signs and keep your savings – as well your heart – safe. True love or fake profile? Criminals use information … Continued

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UK FINANCE WARNS SMEs OF INCREASED RISK OF TARGETED SCAMS

UK Finance’s Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign is warning UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to be alert for scams targeting their companies. As many businesses start the new year with people working from home, fraudsters will try to take advantage of opportunities to steal money where firms might be working outside of their normal processes. Criminals often attempt to impersonate a chief executive, senior manager, or supplier to try and convince staff to make an urgent payment or to change the … Continued

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UK FINANCE WARNS OF INCREASED RISK OF DELIVERY SCAM TEXTS

UK Finance is warning people to be wary of delivery scam text messages ahead of Christmas, as new data highlights they are on the rise. With ever more people doing their Christmas and Boxing Day sales shopping online, there will be huge numbers of parcels being delivered across the country, something criminals are targeting. Figures … Continued

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