Scam Alert

 

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Doorstep Scams
 

NatWest and police step in to prevent elderly man being scammed out of £7,000 by rogue workmen

30th October 2019
 
Officers stepped in and prevented an elderly man being scammed out of £7,000 by a gang of rogue builders. The men posed as workmen and called at the home of their 68-year-old victim on Shirley Road, Acocks Green last month. more
 

 

Ruthless criminal used energy scam to con the elderly
 
31st October 2019

 

A man described by a judge as "a slick and ruthless criminal of elderly people" has been jailed for four and a half years. more

 

Telephone Scams

 

Scams warning as County Antrim man loses £60,000 over the phone

 

 

29th October 2019

A man in County Antrim has suffered a "huge financial blow" after being scammed out of £60,000 over the phone. more 

 

Hertfordshire police warn vulnerable over scam phone calls
 

22nd October 2019

Criminals claiming to be from Hertfordshire Constabulary call victims via a landline and ask for their help with an investigation. They are then asked to withdraw large sums of money and hand it over to a courier who comes to their home. more

 
 
Online Scams
 
 
Barclays warning to university students as number of under-21s recruited as money mules nearly doubles
 

18th October 2019

 

The number of under-21s being recruited by criminals to launder money has nearly doubled in the past two years according to new figures from Barclays, with university students being actively targeted by criminals as they start the new academic year. more

 

How TSB is protecting consumers from the rise in online fraud
 

18th October 2019

When it comes to financial fraud, the banking sector is always playing catch-up with the increasing sophistication of criminals. more

 

'I lost £4,000 in a call centre scam'

 

21st October 2019

When Doug Varey clicked on a pop-up ad offering computer security protection for 12 years for £556, he signed up.
That was a mistake. Mr Varey was a victim of a common online scam known as computer software service fraud, which ended up costing him some £4,000. more

 

 

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