Scam Alert

 

Keep up to date with the latest scams here!

 
Doorstep Scams

 

Repeat rogue trader narrowly avoids jail
 
2nd October 2019
 

Despite being banned from cold-calling at domestic properties by a court order imposed in 2010 following a fraud conviction, plumber and builder Ralph Brooks did just that when trying to squeeze cash out of a Rusland Court resident in the late summer of last year. more

 
Rogue roofer who carried out 'incompetent' work ordered to pay more than £4,800
 
3rd October 2019

 

John McDonagh, 25, trading as Chessington Roofing, pleaded guilty at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court to three charges under the Fraud Act of dishonestly making false representations. more

 

Telephone Scams

 

Criminals targeting people affected by Thomas Cook collapse
 

25th September 2019

Anti-fraud campaigners and MPs warn that criminals have been calling Britons and offering refunds to people who have lost money from the cancellation of Thomas Cook flights and holiday packages. more 

 

The scams you need to know about including DVLA and Universal Credit
 

26th September 2019

The tide of criminals and people trying to trick you out of your money seems to get stronger all the time. It isn't always money that they're after though, private and personal information is obtained as a result of their scam. more

 
 
Online Scams
 
 
Bulgarian criminal jailed for £41.6m scam
 

25th September 2019

 

A Bulgarian phishing expert who created website scripts designed to look just like the real websites of legitimate companies to help criminals defraud victims out of an estimated £41.6 million has been jailed for nine years. more

 

'You feel shame' - the reality of romance scams
 

26th September 2019

Romance scam cases rose by 64% in the first half of the year compared with the same period a year earlier, according to the data from banking trade body, UK Finance.
In total, £7.9m was lost to 935 people between January and June, with only £500,000 of that returned to victims. more

 

Scottish OAP scammed out of more than £20,000 in social media scam

 

28th September 2019

The 67-year-old from the Borders was contacted on the site and tricked into clicking a link telling him he had won £150,000. He was then encouraged to part with a combination of cash and gift cards totalling £21,000 to pay for "delivery fees" and "taxes". more

 

 

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