Last week the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) wrote to over 1,000 companies that bought and sold people’s names and numbers that have been used by cold callers.
The companies have been asked to set out how they comply with the… Continue reading
Guard against online fraud this Black Friday, which is set to be the biggest shopping day in history in the UK on 27th November. Online spending is set to reach around £1bn. It is likely that shoppers might be scammed… Continue reading
If you licence your vehicle online, DVLA asks that you be careful about an email scam. You might get an email seemingly from DVLA asking you to confirm credit card details due to a ‘database problem’ at their end. The… Continue reading
Most UK consumers have been phoned by a telephone fraudster – more than 3 in 5 of us have had a suspicious phone call in the past year. Four in 10 have been targeted in the past month.
Fraudsters have… Continue reading
New figures show that growing numbers of Airbnb customers have been victims of scams as they try to book accommodation via the British arm of the website. The Guardian has reported that Airbnb has been accused of leaving passengers vulnerable… Continue reading
The England Illegal Money Lending Team in partnership with Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridge and District Citizens Advice Bureau is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks.
Loan sharks operate illegally, without… Continue reading
TalkTalk has revealed that 156,959 customers had personal details stolen as a result of the cyber-attack on 21st October. The company said that scale of the attack was “much more limited than initially suspected”.
Of the people affected, 15,656 had… Continue reading
Possible fraudsters have been targeting Citizens Advice via LinkedIn. Sadly, charities have become increasingly attractive to cyber criminals. Security experts estimate that around £1.65 billion per year is lost across the UK charity sector to various types of fraud.… Continue reading
Cambridgeshire County Council Contact Centre has received worrying reports of someone phoning residents claiming to be from the Cambridgeshire County Council and asking about their recent fall. The person calling tries to engage the resident in conversation with the aim… Continue reading
TalkTalk has sent out a statement that its website has been hit by a cyber-attack on Wednesday, and it is too early to say how much customer details may have been stolen. They have over four million UK customers… Continue reading