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Scam bulletin 9th April 2021

This week: a couple of warnings about specific types of scam; a warning about ’fleeceware’; a scam notification service and a note about scam guides. Supermarket shopping scams Consumers who have been ordering their groceries online during lockdown are being warned about a new scam call. An automated message says that your Tesco order has […]

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Scams bulletin for 5th March 2021

A couple of specific scam warnings this week related to common, current problems. The first is about texts and automated phone calls which are suggesting problems with National Insurance or Tax. These are all scams. I’ve personally had these this week and have spoken to many people who have already received the calls. National Insurance […]

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For everything new there will be a scam trying to take advantage of it

Whenever there is something new, criminal scammers will try and take advantage of the confusion that can arise around it. Covid came into our lives and the criminals exploited our fears of this to offer us fake cures or fake offers of financial support. People started shifting to online shopping so the fraudsters exploited those […]

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Scam bulletin. Dealing with a scam phone call

A friend of a colleague answered a phone call which said they were from BT. The instruction was they she needed to sign her BT contract again immediately otherwise her phone would be cut off. Luckily she didn’t fall for it and hung up immediately. Scam avoided. How do I know if this is a […]

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Scam bulletin for 29th Jan 2021

One of the themes for unpleasant scams doing the rounds at the moment is playing on Covid-19 and vaccinations. Many messages now look very real and pretend to come from the NHS and other reputable sources. So it’s really important to watch out for these (and warn others) and not to click or follow through […]

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Prevention Scams

New Year Scam bulletin 1: Covid 19 vaccine scams alert

Welcome to our first Scams bulletin for 2021. Happy New Year to you. We hope you’ve managed to survive Christmas shopping online without falling into any scams. Unfortunately there have been a lot of them happening recently, so please still continue to be extra vigilant into 2021 and keep yourself safe from scams. Now the […]

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Local News Scams

Scam Bulletin: Shopping online this Christmas? Be Cyber Aware and don’t be scammed

Last Christmas shopping seasons saw over 17000 reported online shopping scams averaging at £775 loss per person. This year, with many more people shopping online, perhaps for the first time, things could be worse. So if you’re online and shopping, you need to make sure you are Cyber Aware. Cyber Aware is a campaign from […]