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Doorstep Scams

 

15th April 2021                                                                                                                                             

The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is the largest trade body in the UK representing the profession – the members' survey has revealed that 66% have been called to a job after homeowners inadvertently called out a rogue locksmith over the past 12 months. more

 

 

15th April 2021

A retired school teacher from Reading, who was almost conned out of £30,000, is warning others to be on their guard against rogue traders. Ann Dismukes raised concerns when a £40 quote for clearing the gutter escalated to work on the whole roof. more

 

Telephone Scams

 

13th April 2021

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is warning of an automated telephone message claiming that the National Insurance number of the recipient “will be terminated due to some unethical financial transactions.” more

 
 
17th April 2021
 

Mary Higgins’s life changed the moment the phone rang one afternoon in November. The caller claimed to be from the Metropolitan police fraud department and told her that her bank cards had been compromised. more

 

Online Scams

 
14th April 2021
 

The alert from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), warns people to avoid dealing with what it calls the 'clone firm'. It's understood the clone firm sent emails claiming to be from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) and Martin Lewis offering savings accounts with eye-catching rates. more

 
21st April 2021
 

According to MI5, the UK's security agency, at least 10,000 citizens have been approached by state-sponsored threat actors using fake profiles on a popular social media platform.
While MI5 did not specifically name the platform, the BBC claims to have learned that the platform in question is LinkedIn. more

 
23rd April 2021
 

Brits are being urged not to fall for fake holiday scams as criminals try to con people out of thousands of pounds.
It comes as excitement starts to build over the new traffic light system that is expected to come into place later this year. more