Archive for month: September, 2013

Wallet theft still something to worry about: Protect yourself

30 Sep
September 30, 2013

Headlines are peppered with news of computer hackers and scam artists these days. According to a study by the insurance company Travelers, nearly half of the cases with a known cause result from a missing wallet or purse. That is three times more than from online scams that target your personal information.  Read more →

Italian conman used infrared contact lenses in Cannes poker scam

27 Sep
September 27, 2013

An Italian man was sentenced to two years in prison after using infra-red contact lenses to count cards marked with invisible ink.   Read more →

Scammers hack student to set up ‘escort’ profile

26 Sep
September 26, 2013

Jazmine Jones, a 23-year-old law student from Beckenham, has become a victim of scammers who hacked into her Facebook account, stole 300 photos and used them to set up fake profiles making her look like a prostitute.  Read more →

US and UK fine and charge over Libor scam

26 Sep
September 26, 2013

Three former ICAP employees were criminally charged by US and British authorities for their role in the Libor benchmark rate rigging scam.  Read more →

Keep an eye on your mailbox!

26 Sep
September 26, 2013

Do you have an external mailbox? If the answer is yes, police are now issuing warnings over suspicious activity that sees scammers using people’s names, addresses and hence mailboxes to purchase highly expensive goods. How is it done? It starts out with fraudsters ordering credit or debit cards to your name. They then return a few days later, rifle through your mailbox to retrieve it and use it for their own purchases.    Read more →

High yield investment scam artists arrested

25 Sep
September 25, 2013

Four people have been jailed after police uncovered a multimillion-pound global fraud involving 350 ‘investors’ that has been ongoing since 2001. Victims of the scam were sending out their money to a supposed high return investment scheme, but they were also being asked to fork out loans to cover other costs such as travel expenses, offices and other bills said to be connected to the scheme.  Read more →

Scam boss assets worth over £700,000 confiscated

24 Sep
September 24, 2013

A woman who was illegally employing six unlawful immigrants at her Chinese restaurants has had £722,956 seized under proceeds of crime legislation.   Read more →

iPhone owners scammed into destroying their own phones

24 Sep
September 24, 2013

A fake Apple advert has managed to fool some users into destroying their devices by convincing them to throw them in water.   Read more →

Six arrested in City of London boiler room scam

23 Sep
September 23, 2013

Six men have been arrested by City of London Police detectives as part of an investigation into a suspected ‘boiler room’ operating from the Square Mile selling carbon credits.   Read more →

Two men in court over Barclays ‘cyber scam’

23 Sep
September 23, 2013

Two men have appeared in court charged with a £1.3 million bank cyber fraud.    Read more →