Virgin Media Email Scam Alert - March 2019

Virgin Media Email Scam Alert – March 2019

Fraudsters send fake Virgin Media emails threatening “automatic disconnection” Action Fraud has received over 100 reports about fake emails that purport to be from Virgin Media. The emails threaten the recipient with “automatic disconnection” due to “invalid billing information”. The links in the emails lead [read more …]

TV Licensing Email Scam Alert - January 2019

TV Licensing Email Scam Alert – January 2019

Action Fraud has received more than 5,000 reports about fake emails and texts purporting to be from TV Licensing. The messages contain links to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal personal and financial information. Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information [read more …]

Bogus Police Office Scam Alert - January 2019

Bogus Police Office Scam Alert – January 2019

Scam Alert: Help Us Prevent People Falling Victim To Bogus Police Officer Fraud We continue to receive reports in Nottinghamshire where people have been targeted by someone pretending to be a police officer. They normally tell the victim that they’re investigating some fraudulent activity on [read more …]

“WannaCry” Ransomware Alert - May 2017

“WannaCry” Ransomware Alert – May 2017

Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately [read more …]

Fake Amazon Emails Scam Alert - January 2017

Fake Amazon Emails Scam Alert – January 2017

Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “service@amazon.co.uk” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification. The scam email claims recipients have [read more …]

Bogus Solicitor Scam Alert - December 2016

Bogus Solicitor Scam Alert – December 2016

Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards are warning people to beware of bogus telephone calls purporting to be from a solicitor. Officers are issuing the warning as a report has been made by a Nottinghamshire resident stating that they have received a cold call in which [read more …]

Fake Lloyds Bank Letter Scam Alert - December 2016

Fake Lloyds Bank Letter Scam Alert – December 2016

Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters. The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from Lloyds and include their logo, address and signature from a customer service representative. The letter tells [read more …]