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N T S S C A M A L E R T 5th October 2020

Doorstep scams

Doorstep callers in the Guiseley area

24th September 2020Police say there has been a ‘concerning rise’ in reports of suspicious doorstep callers in the Guiseley area.

West Yorkshire Police flagged up the trend, which is also affecting other parts of Aireborough and Wharfedale, in a recent message to local councillors. more

Suspended sentence for Bridgend rogue trader

28th September 2020A rogue trader who took £6,000 from an elderly Bridgend County Borough resident has been found guilty following a doorstep crime investigation by Shared Regulatory Services. more

Telephone scams

Man jailed for fraud offences against elderly victims

24th September 2020

A man has been jailed for fraud offences committed against elderly victims.

Mohammed Koita, 22, of Clandon Road, Ilford, appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 23rd September where he pleaded guilty to two offences of fraud by false representation and was sentenced. more

Essex Covid-19: Warning over NHS Test and Trace scam asking public to ‘pay for a test’

29th September 2020

Criminals posing as the NHS Test and Trace service are ringing members of the public and asking them to pay for a Covid test. more

Online scams

SnapDragon founder launches new free online tool to stop people being scammed online

22nd September 2020

A Scottish company has today launched a new free online tool to stop people being scammed online.

SnapDragon founder and CEO Rachel Jones has launched BogusBuster, a new one-stop-shop to prevent online fraud which has been backed by Innovate UK. more

Beware dodgy emails with bogus ‘fixed penalty charge’, police warn amid latest scam

24th September 2020

Criminals are circulating emails trying to trick people into paying fake fixed penalty charges, police in Suffolk have warned. more

No, Apple is not running an iPhone 12 trial – it’s a phishing scam

26th September 2020

Apple fans are being warned to stay alert following the discovery of an online scam promising early access to the rumored iPhone 12. more

Wrexham Trading Standards issue warning after reports of scam Netflix email targeting residents

26th September 2020

Wrexham Trading Standards have been made aware of scam emails claiming to be from Netflix currently being sent to members of the public.

The email, which uses the Netflix logo, states “Unfortunately, we are unable to approve your payment for your next subscription cycle”, and you are then asked to update your payment information by pressing the button below. more

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