Thomas Cook Refund Scam Alert - September 2019

Thomas Cook Refund Scam Alert – September 2019

Thomas Cook Refund Scam Alert Reports are being received of residents receiving bogus calls and messages offering “refunds” by people claiming to be acting on behalf of “Thomas Cook”. We would urge people to be vigilant of all unsolicited calls, texts or social media messages [read more …]

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 …]

“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 …]