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HMRC scams warning for Self Assessment customers

November 17th 2020 As HMRC issues thousands of SMS messages and emails as part of its annual Self Assessment tax return push, the department is warning customers completing their returns to take care to avoid being caught out by scammers. The...

17 November 2020

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Charities warned of increasing fraud risks

October 19th 2020 The Charity Commission is warning trustees and donors to strengthen their defences as it fears the pandemic has created environments that are enabling charity fraud. As we enter Charity Fraud Awareness Week (19 – 23 October...

19 October 2020

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Criminals exploit COVID-19 as fraud moves increasingly online

Losses to unauthorised fraud fell by eight per cent in the first half of this year to £374.3 million, figures from UK Finance’s half-year fraud report for 2020 have revealed. The banking and finance industry prevented £853 million of...

24 September 2020

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World Alzheimer’s Day: action on scams

Anyone can be the victim of a scam, however some people are more vulnerable to scams and criminals will use this to their advantage. People living with a cognitive impairment such as dementia, may be particularly vulnerable because they may be...

21 September 2020

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Public reminded to ‘mullet over’

A tool launched by the City of London Police and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in April 2020, which helps members of the public easily report suspicious emails, has received more than 1.7 million reports of phishing Since its launch,...

1 September 2020

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New warning about post-lockdown travel scams

June 26th 2020 Consumers are being urged to be on the lookout for holiday scams including fake caravan and motorhome listings, refund offers and travel deals, as criminals take advantage of uncertainty around coronavirus travel restrictions and...

26 June 2020

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Public warned about test and trace scams

June 1st 2020 Today, Get Safe Online is issuing a serious warning about scams perpetrated by fraudsters claiming to represent the NHS Coronavirus test and trace service. These could take the form of fake emails, texts and phone calls and also...

1 June 2020

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