Online phishing fraud continues to mushroom

Every seven seconds someone is defrauded, which comes out to be an average of £285 per person in the UK.  The study from CPP, the life assistance company, estimated that just within the UK about 3.7b phishing emails were received over the last year. More than half of all emails are phishing emails were fraudulent […]

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County cracks down on scam artists

A campaign to help consumers across Derbyshire and in Gossip from fraudulent lotteries, fake prize draws, and get rich quick schemes is now being hailed as a success. Earlier in the year council trading standards started the ‘scamnesty’ campaign in order to encourage residents to hand in all the scam flyers, leaflets, and letters they […]

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Fans avoiding credit cards at World Cup

Football fans that are headed to South Africa to see the World Cup are warned that they should not take cash in excess, after research shows that many are worried their plastic will not work in South Africa. Over 37% of those travelling are worried that their cards may not be secure overseas according to […]

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1 in 12 World Cup tickets are fake

England fans may be used to heartache in connection with the World cup, but this year instead of losses depressing fans, internet ticket scams may be the larger problem that deflates fans’ dreams. With about 25,000 England fans expected to head to South Africa for the game, the Office of Fair Trading predicts that one […]

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British rugby star jailed for EBay fraud

British rugby star Gareth Raynor has pled guilty on charges of fraud and counterfeiting, and has been sentenced to a total of 15 months in jail by Judge Roger Thorne QC of the Hull Crown Court. The jail term, which began this month, will probably end Raynor’s career in rugby, but Judge Thorne said that […]

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iTunes fraudster jailed

Five men from Rochdale had been placed in jail for laundering money via iTunes music gift vouchers online.  The men stole enough credit cards to purchase £750,000 worth of iTunes vouchers, which they turned around and sold as a deal on eBay. They were apprehended by police when one of the men was stopped at […]

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Ticket seller guilty of fraud

This week dodgy online ticket fraud took a major blow due to a landmark court case against a man who made his living out of selling tickets that he never had possession of or intended to deliver to consumers. In just three years John Koukoullis was able to make £2.7m in selling fake tickets, but […]

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Tens of thousands of share owners at risk of fraud

The Financial Services Authority has revealed that tens of thousands of savers are actually the target of an international share fraud.  The FSA stated that it found a ‘target list’ that contained the details of over 38,000 UK investors. The list of investor details is being passed around to bogus share salesmen located overseas and […]

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