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A rogue builder who fled the country in an attempt to evade justice has been jailed for nearly four years.
Cold-calling Joseph Horner scammed homeowners on their own doorsteps into paying hundreds of pounds for poor building works, many of which were unnecessary or carried out to an inadequate standard. more
Reports of elderly people falling victim to scams have become all too common. But there has been a sharp rise in the number of young people being duped.
Research by Lloyds Bank reveals there has been just under a four-fold increase in the number of 18-34 year olds caught out by impersonation scams in the past 12 months. more
6th Septemeber 2019
Scots have been warned about criminal bogus callers who are offering services such as landscape gardening in a bid to gain access to properties. more
28th August 2019
There have been multiple reports of a new text message scam circulating where criminals masquerading as Tesco, are claiming victims have won a free iPhone. more
4th September 2019
Over a billion Android smartphones, including those from the world's largest manufacturers, are vulnerable to a hugely dangerous cyber attack, researchers have warned.
A new report from Check Point Research has uncovered a security flaw that could leave users open to advanced phishing attacks that would steal personal information. more
28th August 2019
Researchers recently spotted a sneaky phishing scam that uses a fake two-factor authentication request to trick email recipients into entering their Instagram login credentials. more
31st August 2019
Your Facebook profile may have all the information a criminal needs to steal your sensitive information. more
22nd August 2019
An online chat tool to help consumers beat online criminals has been launched in Scotland. The new service, run by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), allows people to report online scams and seek advice on how to deal with them. more
A former criminal has joined forces with Santander to educate people about the methods criminals use to recruit innocent people into becoming money mules – a crime which can result in a prison sentence of up to 14 years. more