Scam of the Week

Warning Over Coronavirus Netflix Scam

As millions of people around the world go into lockdown, fraudsters have launched a devious new Netflix scam that claims to give away free subscription passes for the platform. The scam has been perfectly timed to exploit the current surge in people turning to streaming services during the isolation period.…

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Scam of the Week: Fraudsters Cash in on Flybe Collapse

Flybe passengers are being warned to watch out for scams as fraudsters attempt to capitalise on the airline’s collapse. Europe’s largest regional airline collapsed into administration on Thursday 5 March, leaving many passengers stuck in cities throughout the UK and Europe. As passengers attempt to recoup lost money, fraudsters are…

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Scam of the Week: Warning Over Huge Rise in DVLA Scams

The DVLA has urged motorists to be extra vigilant after it reported a huge rise in scams across the UK. New figures compiled by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) revealed a 20% increase in online scams, with 1,538 reported scams during the last three months of 2019. The…

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Scam of the Week: Massive Spike in Coronavirus Phishing Emails

Fraudsters are exploiting the public’s fear of the coronavirus outbreak by launching a range of devious phishing emails aimed at delivering malware. In recent weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the spread of coronavirus as a global health emergency. 636 people have died in China, and the virus…

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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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