N T S S C A M A L E R T 21st June 2021

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Doorstep scams

East Lancashire rogue trader jailed for conning victims

10th June 2021A rogue trader has been jailed for conning a string of people across the county.
John Hargadon took money for work he never finished and lied to trick East Lancashire residents into having work done that wasn’t needed. more

Council warns residents after reports of rogue traders in Dagenham

14th June 2021Rogue doorstep traders have been offering cheap loft insulation to people in Dagenham, the town hall has warned. People across the borough are urged to contact Barking and Dagenham Council if they see anyone suspicious after recent reports to the local authority. more

Telephone scams

Mobile phone upgrade scam

11th June 2021The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) are aware of an ongoing scam where consumers are being cold called by individuals impersonating employees of legitimate mobile network operators and suppliers. more

Fermanagh woman loses all of her savings to criminals

12th June 2021A Fermanagh woman has transferred over her savings totalling £14,000 to brazen criminals claiming to be from the National Crime Agency (NCA).
Rose Connolly had put the money away to go travelling, but those plans have been shattered following a phone call on June 2nd. more

Online scams

Virtual dating boom leads to surging UK ‘romance fraud’

11th June 2021

Romance fraud, in which criminals cheat victims out of money by feigning romantic interest, soared during the pandemic as people spent more time online.
Which? found these scams were up by 40% in the year to April 2021, with over 7,500 incidents reported. more

Escape to the Country star Jules Hudson reveals eBay scam troubles

11th June 2021

Escape to the Country star, Jules Hudson, has admitted that he was once scammed online – and that it was a “hard lesson” for him.
Speaking to the Financial Mail on Sunday last year, he revealed he had purchased a large purchase from eBay – and was cheated out of a tidy sum of money in the process. more

Warning after Nottingham man loses £200,000 in Bitcoin scam

11th June 2021

Police are warning the community to be vigilant to the devastating impact of investment fraud after a Nottingham man lost £200,000 through a Bitcoin scam. more

‘I am on Universal Credit now’: Victim loses £120,000 to Instagram scam

14th June 2021

A retired teacher who lost £120,000 to an Instagram scam has told ITV News she has been left claiming Universal Credit as a result of the loss.

63-year-old Teresa Jackson, from Portishead, is one of 36 million adults to have been targeted by criminals since January, according to Citizens Advice. more

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