Scams

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Losses from ‘heart-wrenching’ puppy scams increase 1,000% over last two years
Australian consumer group Choice says people more vulnerable to being ripped off with fake dogs and cats during Covid pandemic

Natasha May

05, Sep, 2022 @4:58 AM

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More than $100m worth of NFTs stolen since July 2021, data shows
Criminals took an average of $300,000 worth of non-fungible tokens per scam, says cryptocurrency firm

Alex Hern UK technology editor

24, Aug, 2022 @3:53 PM

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Identity theft: how to protect yourself from fraud
The most important rule is to keep the lid tightly closed on all your personal information

Sandra Haurant

15, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Scammers took £20,000 of my wedding savings but Revolut won’t pay me back
I’m young and clued-up but even I was the victim of a sophisticated con – and now the bank says I can’t have a refund

Anna Tims

10, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Europol ploy’: mass phone scam defrauds Germans of millions of euros
Scammers impersonate Europol officers, going for quantity over quality, exploiting a design flaw in telecoms infrastructure

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

12, Jul, 2022 @8:22 AM

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UK victims lost £1.3bn in 2021 amid surge in online fraud, new data shows
UK Finance figures show a near-40% rise in push payment scams in which criminals pretend to be a trusted contact

Jess Clark

29, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Scammers are targeting customers of collapsed energy suppliers, study shows
Looking to exploit the cost of living crisis, fraudsters are posing as debt collectors acting on behalf of victims

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

23, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Crippling Yorkshire bus strike deserves more attention | Brief letters
Brief letters: Grim up north for transport | Avoiding Covid fraud | Guess the writer | Imperial prices at the pump | Measure for measure

07, Jun, 2022 @4:19 PM

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How to avoid falling victim to online, email and phone scams
Despite their ever-changing tactics, here’s a basic tool kit to help you avoid losing money to fraudsters

Jess Clark

06, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Santander dragging its heels over fraud stopped me getting a mortgage
Reader warned bank of fraudulent account and subsequent loan but it took no action

Zoe Wood

30, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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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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