Scam of the Week

EE Phishing Scam

Scam of the week: EE Phishing Scam Tricks Users with Sneaky URL

With a new year comes new scams and despite only being a week into 2020, fraudsters have already launched a devious new phishing scam aimed at defrauding EE customers. Victims have reported receiving text messages purporting to be from the UK-based mobile network provider. The message reads: “We were unable…

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John Lewis Scam

Shoppers Warned Over Sneaky John Lewis Voucher Scam

Shoppers are being warned of a convincing scam that promises a free £100 John Lewis voucher to “celebrate the retail giant’s 96th anniversary”. Victims are sent a message via WhatsApp which says: ‘Johnlewis is giving away a £100 voucher to celebrate its 96th anniversary. Enjoy and thanks me later’. The…

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Royal Mail Customers hit with phishing scam

Scam of the Week – Royal Mail Phishing Scam

With the countdown to Christmas now well and truly on, fraudsters have launched a new phishing scam disguised as a parcel notification from Royal Mail. In a bid to catch out unsuspecting consumers, the crooks are sending out text messages that appear to come from Royal Mail. The message informs…

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Warning over Morrisons £50 free voucher scam

Scam of the week: Warning over Morrisons £50 Free Voucher Scam

Morrisons shoppers are being warned to avoid a fake voucher scam that is currently circulating on Facebook. The post claims stores are celebrating their ‘anniversary’ and that anyone who shares the link will receive a £50 voucher. The scam appears entirely legitimate and an image of the voucher is included within the…

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Amazon Prime Warning

Scam of the Week: Warning over Amazon Prime Phone Scam

UK householders are being urged to be vigilant following a spate of scam phone calls from someone claiming to be from Amazon. The scams have been reported widely throughout the country and one woman in Northern Ireland was defrauded of £25,000 after the heartless crooks emptied her bank account. Victims have reported…

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Netflix scam

Scam of the Week: Netflix Subscribers Warned of Phishing Scam

Netflix fans are being warned of a new phishing scam claiming to be from the popular streaming service.  With nearly 151 million users worldwide, Netflix is the #1 streaming service in the world. Scammers have targeted Netflix customers with a phishing email that has been designed to steal their personal and…

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Thomas Cook Refund Scam

Scam of the Week – Warning over Thomas Cook Refund Scam

Fraudsters keen to capitalise on the collapse of Thomas Cook have already started targeting customers with telephone refund scams. The historic travel firm went bust on Sunday evening, leaving 160,000 holidaymakers stranded abroad and 20,000 employees without a job. Around a million people are believed to have had holidays cancelled…

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Joker malware

Scam of the Week – Joker Malware Infects 500,000 Android Devices

A new type of malware targeting Android users has been discovered on 24 apps within the Google Play Store. Security researchers at CSIS Security group uncovered the new strain of malware, which they aptly named the ‘Joker’ after the notorious Batman villain. Once installed, the malware secretly gets to work signing the user up…

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