UK Finance is warning consumers to be on the lookout for “smishing” text message scams from criminals exploiting the coronavirus outbreak. Smishing is when criminals use text messages impersonating other organisations to trick people into giving away their personal and financial information or money. These scam texts often claim to be from government departments, banks … Continued
Dating scams tops the list of criminal tactics people would be embarrassed to talk about, followed by online, investment and phone scams Less than half of people would tell their friend if they fell for a scam, and fewer than one in five would tell a colleague, boss or a neighbour 27 banks and building … Continued
Criminals will often use the publicity around events such as the cessation of trading of Flybe as a chance to pose as a genuine organisation, including banks, police officers, retailers and travel companies. Often the criminal will pretend to be from the impacted company or claim they are dealing with an issue resulting from the … Continued
Criminals will likely use the publicity around Coronavirus as a chance to pose as a genuine organisation, including banks, police officers, government, the World Health Organisation or other health service providers. Often the criminal will pretend to offer help and guidance, or claim they are dealing with an issue as a result. Fraudulent emails, phone … Continued
Criminals may try to exploit the Travelex situation as a cover story to scam you out of your money. Criminals will try to trick people into revealing personal or financial information, which they then use for fraudulent purposes. Customers should be vigilant and follow the advice of the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign. Always … Continued
Consumers should be vigilant of criminals attempting to use the cessation of trading of Thomas Cook as an opportunity to trick people into revealing personal or financial information. Criminals will often use the publicity around these sorts of events as a chance to pose as a genuine organisation, including banks, police officers, retailers and travel … Continued
Finance industry stopped £820 million of unauthorised fraud in first half of 2019 Data compromised through social engineering and ‘digital skimming’ attacks have had a significant impact on fraud losses Investment scams account for largest proportion of personal customer losses to authorised push payment fraud The finance industry prevented £820 million of unauthorised fraud in … Continued
A total of £1.66 billion of unauthorised fraud was prevented by the banking and finance industry in 2018. This is comprised of: £1.12 billion in attempted unauthorised card fraud £318 million in attempted unauthorised remote banking fraud £218 million in attempted unauthorised cheque fraud A total of £1.20 billion was stolen by criminals committing fraud … Continued
Financial fraud losses of £366.4 million in the first half of 2017 were 8 per cent lower year-on-year, figures from UK Finance show.
Research released today by Financial Fraud Action UK’s Take Five campaign reveals how fraudsters commit their crimes by targeting our instinctive human willingness to accept someone at their word.