N T S S C A M A L E R T 16th May 2022

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16th May 2022

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Doorstep scams

Cost of living scam artists target pensioner in £7,000 con

9th May 2022A warning has been issued to residents across Glasgow to beware of criminals trying to take advantage of people worried about the rising cost of living. more

Homeowners urged to remain ‘vigilant’ after Nottingham knockers target town

9th May 2022Police have warned homeowners to remain ‘vigilant’ following reports of door knockers in Henley-in-Arden. Officers say they have been made aware that a number of individuals have been knocking on doors and offering small household products for sale. more

Cheshire criminal jailed for six years after conning caravan pensioners out of £240,000

12th May 2022A man who made £240,000 by conning pensioners has been jailed for six years.
William King was called a ‘menace to the public’ after cold calling pensioners with caravans and convincing them that work was needed on their park homes. more

Telephone scams

iPhone and Android users issued urgent warning over scam apps used by criminals

6th May 2022

Installing certain apps onto your phone could leave you out of pocket as experts shared a warning over phone apps used by cyber criminals to target your finances. more

Look out for Test and Trace scams

10th May 2022

Merton Council is urging residents to be on the lookout for scam text messages relating to the COVID-19 Test and Trace service.

In a text message seen by the council, the recipient was told they had been in contact with someone with Omicron and should purchase a PCR test. They were then directed to a website to submit their bank details. more

Online scams

‘Sharing my screen cost me £48,000’ – half of investors would miss signs of screen sharing scam as FCA warns of 86% increase

5th May 2022

New research from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found that nearly half (47%) of investors would fail to identify a screen sharing scam, as it reveals an increase of 86% in cases in one year, with 2,014 cases and over £25 million in loses. more

Why we should shed the stigma of being scammed

9th May 2022

Mental health is the latest aspect of our lives that is quite rightly being destigmatised, and next on the list should be being scammed.

This isn’t a problem that only faces the old and vulnerable, this is something that can affect us all. more

Martin Lewis – the face of fraudulent Facebook crypto ads?

11th May 2022

Scams featuring Martin Lewis, the popular British financial advice guru, have been spreading over the internet again. This time, it’s a crypto scam. more

Beware of fake E.ON refund emails, warns Action Fraud

13th May 2022

Action Fraud – the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime – has said criminals are impersonating Eon in an attempt to steal the recipient’s money and financial details. more

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