A fake email purporting to be from HMRC is circulating, telling people they’re eligible for a ‘government grant’. Here’s a copy so you know what to watch out for.
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A phishing email purporting to be from British Gas is fraudulently promising customers a ‘refund’ of more than £400. Have you come across it?
Not all third-party sites advertising in search engine results are fraudulent, but you do need to be cautious. Here’s how a member of the public was caught out.
We were contacted when a member of the public spotted unauthorised transactions on their card. But what are these mystery ‘social score’ payments?
PayPal is often a target for scammers looking for quick access to your money. Here are two phishing emails from earlier this year so you know how to spot them.
A scam Currys PC World page claims it’s giving away Samsung TVs for free, but the page is fake and just wants to draw you in – here’s why.
We’ve been sent a copy of an Instagram phishing direct message that claims a copyright violation has been detected on your account. Here’s what to look out for.
A suspicious phone call followed a halted bank transfer for this member of the public. Here’s why you should always be wary of unexpected contact.
Some people are receiving fake text messages claiming they’ve been in contact with someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s what it looks like.
A member of the public contacted us after following a link via Facebook Messenger to what they thought was a video. Have you been sent this scam?
There’s a fake GOV.UK email doing the rounds falsely claiming you’ve qualified for a council tax reduction due to the pandemic. Here’s what it looks like.
Your Spotify subscription hasn’t been ‘paused’ – this fake email is actually after access to your bank details. Have you received it? Here’s what it looks like.
We’ve been made aware of a scam text message purporting to be from mobile network Giffgaff. Here’s how to spot it.
Fraud has become one of the most prevalent crimes in the UK. Here’s how we’re looking to help the public keep ahead of the criminals behind common scams.