Archive for month: July, 2013

Watch out: Con artists impersonating police officers!

31 Jul
July 31, 2013

Stories of con artists dressing up as IRS, Medicare, the Federal Trade Commission officials have been in the books for years now. But an old favourite has now reared its ugly head… posing as policemen.

Here’s a few scams to watch out for.    Read more →

Parking Scams that will drive you around the Bend

31 Jul
July 31, 2013

Scams are an unavoidable reality and it’s not always easy to stay out of their way, so here’s how to stay on top of nasty parking scams.   Read more →

Beware of free medical alert devices

30 Jul
July 30, 2013

The Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection has issued a warning to senior citizens about scammer promising a free device for medical alerts.

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E-mail Scam Targets Companies

30 Jul
July 30, 2013

A recent scam has seen fraudsters targeting businesses. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) warns that an e-mail is being sent by a male posing as a potential client who asks for a quote for conveyancing work.   Read more →

The Sky is the Limit

30 Jul
July 30, 2013

It has become apparent that sky customers are at risk of getting caught out by a new telephone scam in which fraudsters pose as sky representitves.  Read more →

Top Tips for Online Shoppers

29 Jul
July 29, 2013

With the number of online shopping platforms on the rise, it’s getting more and more difficult to separate the legit from the fraudulent. We have come up with 5 steps to help avoid online fraud.  Read more →

ID theft in Britain’s biggest Pay-Day Loans Company

29 Jul
July 29, 2013

It is estimated that cyber-crime is costing the UK around £27 billion and it seems that Britain’s biggest pay-day loan company is not immune to the risk.    Read more →

Phishing scam took advantage of Apple Center downtime

26 Jul
July 26, 2013

There have recently been several reports of phishing emails seeking Apple ID passwords. The fraudulent messages made the most out of perceived concerns over the extended downtime of Apple’s developer website to gain access to sensitive user data.   Read more →

Largest hacking scam in US history prosecuted

26 Jul
July 26, 2013

US prosecutors have charged five Russians and a Ukrainian with payment card theft that resulted in more than $US300 million in losses for companies in the US and in Europe.  Read more →

Cumbria Police: Watch out for sham phone calls from OnlineTec

25 Jul
July 25, 2013

Should you or anyone you know receive a call from the number 0208 1441 094, hang up immediately. Scammers claiming they are from a company called OnlineTec are calling members of the public, asking for remote access to their computers. If you accept, they will effectively take over your computer and con you into handing over funds.  Read more →