Cost of Living Crisis Scam Alert – July 2022

Cost of Living Crisis Scam There is a potential scam to be aware of regarding the Cost of Living Crisis payments (the first payment of £326 will automatically be paid into eligible customers bank accounts between 14/7/22 and 31/7/22). Scammers…

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Courier Fraud Scam Alert – January 2022

Courier Fraud Scam Alert We have unfortunately continued to receive reports of scammers contacting individuals via the telephone and pretending to either be Police Officers / Scotland Yard, or bank staff. No genuine organisation will EVER send someone to your…

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Police Impersonation Scam Alert – December 2021

Bogus Police Officer Scam Warning We have received a spike in reports of scam telephone calls from fraudsters impersonating police officers or stating that they are from the ‘Fraud Squad’. Victims have been told that either, their bank account has…

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Fake WhatsApp Message Scam Alert – October 2021

Whats App Scam Message - Urgent Demand For Money from Family Member We have received reports regarding a scam message that appears to come from your son or daughter via WhatsApp. The message asks for an urgent transfer of money…

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Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Messages and Calls – January 2021

Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Messages and Telephone Calls We have received reports that a fake NHS text message is circulating, telling people that they are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. When you click on the link, you are taken…

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Fake DPD Email Scam Alert – December 2020

Scam warning: Fake DPD emails and texts Action Fraud has seen a surge in reports relating to fake emails and texts purporting to be from DPD. The messages claim that DPD was “unable to deliver your parcel today” and provide…

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Nottinghamshire Police COVID-19 Scams – May 2020

A message from Nottinghamshire Police about COVID-19 Scams Dear All, My name is Kirsty Jackson and I’m one of Nottinghamshire’s Cyber Protect & Prevent Officer’s. Scammers will play on anything in the media in order to scam people. During an…

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Increase in Coronavirus Scam Alerts – March 2020

Coronavirus-related fraud reports increase by 400% in March Recently the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reported a new trend in fraud related to Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Updated figures show there have been 105 reports to Action Fraud since 1 February…

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Coronavirus Scam Alert – March 2020

Cybercriminals exploit the spread of coronavirus Well, it was bound to happen. Since February 2020, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified 21 reports of fraud where coronavirus was mentioned, with victim losses totalling over £800k. It's expected that…

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Thomas Cook Refund Scam Alert – September 2019

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…

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HSBC Telephone Scam Alert – June 2019

HSBC Telephone Scam Alert A member of our community has received a phone call ostensibly from his bank, HSBC, claiming to be making checks for GDPR. The caller gave details that included the persons full name, address, date of birth…

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HMRC Scam Alert – June 2019

HMRC Scam Alert Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls and voicemails, to members of the public purporting to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Fraudsters are spoofing genuine HMRC telephone numbers to…

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Online Vehicle Sales Alert – June 2019

Online Vehicle Sales Alert - The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau Fraudsters have been advertising vehicles and machinery for sale on various online selling platforms, this includes vehicles and machinery used by the agricultural industry. The victims, after communicating via email…

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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…

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TV Licensing Email Scam Alert – March 2019

An ongoing TV Licensing phishing campaign, first identified by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) in September 2018, continues to be reported to Action Fraud in high numbers. Fraudsters are sending the public fake TV Licensing emails that are designed…

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Blue Badge Scam Alert – February 2019

Applying For A Blue Badge? Trading Standards have been alerted to a website that is offering to assist with Blue Badge applications for a charge of £49 to residents. The website concerned has been appearing in google searches. This website…

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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…

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HMRC Scam Alert – January 2019

HM Revenue and Customs Alert What you need to know Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to members of the public purporting to be from HMRC. The fraudsters state…

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