Category Archives: Scams

Online shopping – stay safe

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Scam – Take care when purchasing vehicles online.

Message sent by    Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) Fraudsters have been advertising vehicles and machinery for sale on various selling platforms online. The victims, after communicating via email with the fraudster, will receive a bogus email which purports to … Continue reading

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Scam – Law Abiding Citizen Alert

Message sent by  Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses, which have been compromised.   The subject line … Continue reading

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Reminder: Payment Diversion Alert

Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: Payment diversion alert  Fraudsters are emailing members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at … Continue reading

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Tax Rebate Scam

Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) Fraudsters are texting members of the public offering a tax rebate. The text message contains a link to a website and requests to provide personal information, such as bank account information, … Continue reading

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Postcode Lottery Scam

Message sent by Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) Residents in Nottinghamshire are being warned about a scam lotto win letter that is arriving through the post. Always remember : You cannot win a competition you did not enter! … Continue reading

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Council Tax Scam

Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) –  Fraudsters have been phoning victims telling them that they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years and are entitled to a rebate. They normally … Continue reading

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Online attackers steal £20m from UK bank accounts

This report can be read on the BBC Web Site.  The UK’s National Crime Agency is hunting cyber-attackers who stole more than £20m from British bank accounts.    Malware called Dridex harvested victims’ online banking details so the attackers could siphon … Continue reading

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Tax Refund Scam

Councillor Martin Plackett has drawn our attention to this tax refund scam email he received where the scammers are seeking you bank account details:

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Council Tax Scam

Ann Gransbury (Police, Administrator, Notts) writes: The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) proactive intelligence team is warning people of a new approach being used by scammers to carry-out vishing scams. Fraudsters have been phoning victims telling them that they are … Continue reading

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Driving after 70: “scam alert” for older people and the new driving licences

Message Sent by  Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) Over four million people in the UK aged 70 and over still driving. And, as changes to how we renew our driving licences come into force, those with older parents/relatives/friends … Continue reading

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Advanced Fee Fraud Alert

Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has been alerted to an Advanced Fee Scam whereby mainly persons of Asian descent are targeted by the suspects who cold call the victim, purporting to be from … Continue reading

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Watch Out For Care Home Fees Scam

Rhodri Williams (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Notts) writes: Please be on your guard for a care home fees scam that is targeting retired Nottinghamshire homeowners. A number of residents have received cold telephone calls from people who claim … Continue reading

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2016 Rio Olympics Lottery Scam

Message sent by Action Fraud The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has received intelligence regarding two new Lottery Fraud letters/email attachments (Scam 1 & Scam 2) using the 2016 Rio Olympics as a theme. The scams try to trick people … Continue reading

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Wine Investment Fraud

Message Sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National):  The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) wishes to remind investors that fraudsters are still active and are using various methods to dupe victims into investing in fine wine.  

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Bogus Caller Alert

David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) writes: Nottinghamshire Trading Standards are warning people to beware of bogus telephone calls purporting to be from the County Council. Officers are re-issuing the warning as complaints to the service about … Continue reading

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Royal Mail Email Scam

Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)  A scam email is currently being sent to victims fraudulently claiming to be from the Royal Mail. Attached to the email is the CryptoLocker virus.   The victim receives an email purporting to … Continue reading

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Computer “Virus” Phone Scam Warning

David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) writes: Nottinghamshire Trading Standards are warning people to beware of a computer virus scam that continues to plague residents across the UK. A local man has received a phone call from … Continue reading

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Flight Ticket Fraud Alert

Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: People looking for cheap flight tickets are being targeted by fraudsters. New websites are continuously being created with slight changes to the company names with the intention to deceive the public. They offer … Continue reading

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Action Fraud Alert: Fake Bailiff’s & Phantom Debts

Message sent by Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau) – Action Fraud has seen an increase in the number of small to medium sized businesses being contacted by fake bailiffs requesting payments for a phantom debt.  

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