A mother daughter duo have just been sentenced for 12 and 15 years respectively for their involvement in an internet dating scam where they posed as U.S. service personnel looking for love. Read more →
Archive for month: August, 2013
The ‘mystery shopper’ scam is the latest fraudulent scheme doing the rounds and can end up with unsuspecting victims losing thousands of pounds. Read more →
A new and growing telephone scam, known as ‘vishing’, has put up to a quarter of UK adults at risk.
There was a time where scammers smiled and charmed their way into your wallet. Not anymore. Fear and intimidation seem to be more profitable nowadays.
Here’s the top three tactics and how they work: Read more →
Many scams target the elderly. Many times, if your loved ones fall into one, they will be targeted again. Lists are compiled by many rings that allow con artists to find ways to get easy money. To protect your parents, you give them stern warnings and make sure you have control over their finances. Right? Wrong. At best it will probably lead to arguments, at worst you will have a major fallout. Read more →
US property tycoon Donald Trump is being sued by New York State for allegedly misleading students who enrolled at his investment school. Read more →
Protecting your personal data online has always been a number one priority. Identity theft is a very stark reality for an increasingly large number of people. Read more →
People in the UK are being stung by increasingly “sophisticated” scams especially when shopping online, with two out of three having fallen victim to scams by computer support conmen since 2010, according to a Which? study. Read more →
A teenage boy from Perthshire flew business class to luxury destinations around the world by illegally using two travel companies’ online booking systems. Read more →
Three men who hired a bus to stage a £150,000 crash for cash insurance scam are facing jail sentences. Ben Carberry, 21, Liam Gray, 26, and Kevin Hamilton, 36, admitted conspiracy to commit fraud in court yesterday. Read more →