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Charities urged to boost security after £8.6mn lost to fraud

Despite the growing threat from cybercrime and fraud, a study found most charities have not increased their security budgets. The UK Charity Commission has said charities need to boost security after £8.6 million was lost during the last financial year to fraud and cybercrime. According to new data from Action Fraud, charities reported 1,059 separate incidents of fraud between April 2020 and March 2021.

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Charities urged to boost security after £8.6mn lost to fraud

Cryptocurrency scam losses are rising - fuelled by social media

The average loss per victim was just over £20,500, according to figures from Action Fraud. The amount of money reported lost to cryptocurrency fraud in 2021 so far is already nearly a third (30%) higher than for the whole of 2020, according to police figures.

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Cryptocurrency scam losses are rising - fuelled by social media

5 ways to spot a ghost broker offering fake car insurance policies

Buying a bogus car insurance policy from a ghost broker could be a decision that comes back to haunt you. Halloween is approaching – so make sure you don’t fall prey to a ghost broker. Young adults, including many cash-strapped students, are often targeted by these fraudsters, who sell car insurance policies which appear temptingly cheap.

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5 ways to spot a ghost broker offering fake car insurance policies

HMRC warning as London students need to watch out for this major scam

The government department has warned of students being targeted UK students are being urgently warned by HMRC to watch out for a potential scam offering a bogus tax rebate. As London's hundreds of thousands of students sink their teeth into a fresh year of study, new students who are unused to interacting with their university department are particularly at risk.

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HMRC warning as London students need to watch out for this major scam

‘Take action on fraud’, regulator warns charities, as new figures show over £8 million reported lost to crime last year

The Charity Commission is today warning charity leaders to protect their organisations against fraud and cybercrime, after new figures show charities reported almost £8.6 million of lost funds in the last financial year. This latest data from Action Fraud also shows 1,059 separate incidents of fraud were reported by charities in just one year from April 2020 to March 2021.

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‘Take action on fraud’, regulator warns charities, as new figures show over £8 million reported lost to crime last year

Scam lottery letters sent to Stratford residents

Residents in the Stratford district are receiving fraudulent letters claiming they are entitled to lottery winnings of hundreds of thousands of pounds. The letters, claiming to be from the International Postcode Lottery Commission, are being sent to the homes of residents asking that they contact Mr Michael Holmes, whom the letter states is the foreign service manager of Standard Chartered Financial Consultants.

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Scam lottery letters sent to Stratford residents

Residents warned as vaccine passport scams reported in Darlington

'The NHS will never ask you to send out personal documents or for your banking details or payment' People in Darlington have been warned following reports of vaccine passport scams in the area. Darlington Primary Care Network, which is a collaboration of 11 GP surgeries in the town and covers over 100,000 patients, has issued the warning after members of the public reported the scam in Darlington.

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Residents warned as vaccine passport scams reported in Darlington

‘Fraud is sophisticated’ Scams targeting online banking and Whatsapp during Covid pandemic

A SCAM warning has been issued by one of the world's leading financial security companies as scam artists have targeted innocent people via online banking and WhatsApp messages. Over 6,000 cases of pandemic-related fraud and cyber-crime have been recorded by the UK's police force over the last 19 months, UK police statistics show.

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‘Fraud is sophisticated’ Scams targeting online banking and Whatsapp during Covid pandemic

Car insurance scam: What is ghost broking? Four ways drivers can avoid fake policies

CAR insurance scams are on the rise, with Action Fraud warning motorists could be conned out of £2,250 by ghost broking scams. What is ghost broking and how can you avoid it? Martin Lewis offers advice about cancelling car insurance Car insurance is vital for all motorists, yet a new scam by the name of ghost broking threatens not only to leave drivers without valid insurance but also out of pocket too.

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Car insurance scam: What is ghost broking? Four ways drivers can avoid fake policies

Drivers warned of new 'ghost broking' crime costing motorists £2,250 each

Police figures found young men are particularly likely to fall victim to fraudsters selling fake car insurance. This year saw 351 reports of "ghost broking" Motorists in the UK have been warned of a new "ghost broking" crime which could cost drivers a lot of money each.

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Drivers warned of new 'ghost broking' crime costing motorists £2,250 each

Drivers may see £2,000 losses from car insurance scams by ghost brokers - 'telltale signs'

DRIVERS have been given fresh warnings over the threat of ‘ghost broking', a form of car insurance fraud, which could leave victims with more than £2,000 in losses. Ghost brokers pose as middlemen for well-known insurance companies, claiming they can offer drivers a legitimate car insurance at a significantly cheaper price.

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Drivers may see £2,000 losses from car insurance scams by ghost brokers - 'telltale signs'

The scams most likely to trick midlifers

How to keep yourself safe from the most common frauds targeting 50-somethings Midlifers have become the target of financial scams which risk costing them their life savings. As you get older you are less likely to suffer from fraud, according to Action Fraud, the police fraud reporting service.

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The scams most likely to trick midlifers

Incidents of courier fraud up 63% says Action Fraud, which warns criminals are targeting the elderly and vulnerable

Unsuspecting victims have been conned into handing over more than £10 million in cash and high value items, since the start of this year, in crimes known as courier fraud. Incidents of the complex scam described as 'dreadful crime' by police, are up 63% in the UK, with the vulnerable and elderly said to be most at risk.

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Incidents of courier fraud up 63% says Action Fraud, which warns criminals are targeting the elderly and vulnerable

Christmas scams everyone needs to be aware of

It should be a time of goodwill but some people take advantage of the holiday season Christmas should be a time of goodwill, good food and time spent enjoying the festive season with loved ones. But sadly it also provides opportunities for scammers and fraudsters. Th big day is now only 90 days away and those who are super organised will already be planning ahead, with shops and supermarkets already placing their festive products on sale.

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Christmas scams everyone needs to be aware of

Police in Borders warn public about the dangers of courier fraud

More than £10m lost to courier fraud since start of this year POLICE in the Scottish Borders are warning the public of the dangers of courier fraud which is when victims receive a phone call from a criminal who is pretending to be a police officer or bank official. Typically, victims are told to withdraw a sum of money and someone is sent to their home address to collect it.

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Police in Borders warn public about the dangers of courier fraud

Fraudsters using Covid pass to target public

POLICE are urging residents to remain vigilant after criminals started to use the NHS Covid pass as a way to target the public. The Action Fraud unit say that fraudsters are using the pass to convince people to hand over money, financial details and personal information. The criminals are sending text messages, emails and phone calls, pretending to be from the NHS, and offering fake vaccine certificates for sale online and through social media.

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Fraudsters using Covid pass to target public

Beware of NHS COVID pass fraud - here's what to look out for

By Steve Craddock Chief Reporter CRIMINALS are using the NHS COVID Pass as a way to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information. Action Fraud has warned that scammers are sending imitation text messages, emails and making phone calls pretending to be from the NHS.

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Beware of NHS COVID pass fraud - here's what to look out for

Fraud victims rarely getting justice with Home Secretary 'asleep at the wheel'

The Home Office data confirmed that online fraud soared during the pandemic, and many people are not getting their money back Nearly half of fraud cases investigated by police are dropped without a suspect ever being identified, as fewer of the crimes are solved, official figures show.

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Fraud victims rarely getting justice with Home Secretary 'asleep at the wheel'

5,000 reports of fraud worth £16.1m in Norfolk in one year

More than 5,000 reports of fraud have been made in the space of one year in Norfolk to Action Fraud, with a total reported loss for those people of £16.1m. More than 5,000 reports of fraud have been made to Action Fraud in the space of one year in Norfolk, with a total reported loss of £16.1m.

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5,000 reports of fraud worth £16.1m in Norfolk in one year

'I'm an idiot!' Coronation Street star Tony Maudsley falls victim to vaccine passport scam

CORONATION STREET cast member Tony Maudsley has branded himself an "idiot" after falling victim to an NHS vaccine passport scam. Coronation Street star Tony Maudsley, who plays George Shuttleworth in the soap, handed over his bank details to fraudsters to buy a vaccine passport, before realising it was a scam.

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'I'm an idiot!' Coronation Street star Tony Maudsley falls victim to vaccine passport scam