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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.