Scams

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Scammers will hope to exploit cost of living crisis, say UK police
Warning as figures show record £101m worth of card and payment crime was blocked last year

Hilary Osborne

15, May, 2022 @10:29 AM

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UK cybersecurity unit tackles record number of online scams in 2021
More than 2.7m attempted frauds interrupted, including fake celebrity endorsements and extortion emails

Dan Milmo

10, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Holiday scams soar as Britons rush to book summer getaway
People urged to be vigilant as fake flight and hotel adverts proliferate amid ‘national fraud epidemic’

Zoe Wood

30, Apr, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Identity scam scuppered when country postie ‘smelled a rat’
Living in a small town can have its advantages when it comes to the rising problem of identity fraud

Natasha May

18, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Joe Lycett: sites such as Airbnb and eBay must do more to stop scams
TV presenter tells peers such platforms often pocket revenue but refuse to take responsibility for fraud

Rachel Hall

07, Apr, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Telstra to scan all text messages for malicious content in anti-scam program
Telstra joins other major telcos in scanning SMS messages, with consumer watchdog saying the moves have halved reported scams

Josh Taylor

07, Apr, 2022 @7:31 AM

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‘Everything is shades of grey’: inside the bizarre world of Netflix hit Bad Vegan
The latest Netflix true crime series on the strange downfall of a Manhattan food star draws on our evergreen fascination with scams

Adrian Horton

22, Mar, 2022 @5:38 AM

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ACCC takes Meta to court over Facebook scam ads depicting Australian identities
Dick Smith, Andrew Forrest among prominent people used on cryptocurrency and other scam ads without approval

Josh Taylor

18, Mar, 2022 @2:01 AM

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Tech bosses face jail if they hamper Ofcom investigations from next year
Overhaul of online safety bill reduces grace period for criminal prosecution of senior managers from two years to two months

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

17, Mar, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Google profiting from ‘predatory’ loan adverts promising instant cash
The ads, some offering loans delivered ‘faster than a pizza’, appear to deliberately target those in financial trouble

Shanti Das

13, Mar, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Internet scams to be included in UK online safety bill
Platforms to be required to protect users from pre-paid fraudulent adverts as well as user-generated scams

Tobi Thomas

08, Mar, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Beware: new IRS rules will lead a wave of phishing frauds | Gene Marks
Services like PayPal and Square now need your tax information. Scammers are going to be on the prowl to get it too

Gene Marks

27, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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