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  • 'Amazon' fraudsters are stealing thousands from unsuspecting victims

    UK-wide, Action Fraud has received over 200 reports about such incidents since September - with victims losing at least £400,000.

    Britons are being urged to be on their guard after a fraudster claiming to be from Amazon swindled two people out of £15,000. The telephone scam sees victims receive...
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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post ICO raids business suspected of illegal pension cold calls

    ICO raids business suspected of illegal pension cold calls

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) searched a business premises in Chichester today as part of an investigation into the making of nuisance calls related to pensions. A change in the law earlier this year made cold calls about pensions illegal in certain circumstances. David Clancy, ICO Enforcement...
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  • mobile phone users are dragged into a scam charging them via their phone bills - Net Real Solutions

    Mobile users are increasingly being dragged into a scam that charges them via their phone bills to receive nuisance texts – despite never giving consent. The number of people complaining to the regulator about such rip-off texts has jumped by more than 70 per cent in a year.One of the latest companies...
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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post Mobile phone shop staff 'enabling Sim swap scams'

    Mobile phone shop staff 'enabling Sim swap scams'

    Staff in mobile phone shops have become key to the execution of "Sim swap" scams, Watchdog Live has discovered. Undercover filming revealed that O2 and Vodafone employees are bypassing basic ID checks and handing over replacement Sim cards to potential criminals. Once fraudsters gain control...
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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post Royal Mail halts three million scam letters

    Royal Mail halts three million scam letters

    Hoards of scam letters are being seized before reaching the letterboxes of vulnerable potential victims, according to Royal Mail. The delivery service received stinging criticism from government and campaigners after the Royal Mail logo was found on scam letters. It prompted a series of changes which...
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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post Fraudsters pose as police to steal cash

    Fraudsters pose as police to steal cash

    Criminals are posing as police and stealing money from victims who believe they are helping an undercover investigation. UK Finance, which oversees banks' crime prevention, said that victims of the scam were losing large sums of money. These victims receive an unsolicited phone call from fraudsters...
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  • Warnings over fake Royal Mail delivery cards - Bailiffs and Debt Collectors seemingly using

    Royal Mail customers have been warned over fake ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes, which are posted through homes when a delivery cannot be made. Action Fraud said consumers can spot the fake cards by the absence of a Royal Mail logo and the inclusion of an 0208 number – which...
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  • Streetwise
    started a topic Thought she was married.

    Thought she was married.

    My partner passed away six and a half years ago we were not married ,i thought she was married, anyway we had been together for 16 years and had two sons aged 8-15 when she died, i asked her pension scheme if i would qualify for a cohabiters pension and they said no.

    They have to keep the...
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  • jmmc
    started a topic Lowell Portfolio / Orange Mobile UK debt

    Lowell Portfolio / Orange Mobile UK debt

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Joao and I am new in the forum, so Hi to everyone. Hope you guys can help me with this not so new issue.
    I looked on google and it seems a lot of people had problems with Orange and Lowell before, but I can't get the right answer for my problem.
    I was...
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  • Pixie
    started a topic The elderly and scams

    The elderly and scams

    My Dad is 84 and is constantly plagued by scam calls even though I've registered his numbers with the Telephone Preference Service. In fact, when I was at his house the other day he got a call (which I answered) from someone supposedly called Michael but who had a very thick foreign accent. He said...
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  • Euro 2016: Fans warned over illegal tickets

    Euro 2016: Fans warned over illegal tickets

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on: 5th June 2016 06:49
    Unofficial websites illegally selling Euro 2016 tickets could leave fans being refused entry, Which? has warned.
    Rules by the European football body Uefa mean ticket-holders
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  • New 0845 mobile phone scam charges customers

    New 0845 mobile phone scam charges customers

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on: 27th April 2016 18:50
    .........£300 for calls they don't make

    A sophisticated new mobile phone scam is charging customers hundreds of pounds for calls they don't make. Victims
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  • International Postcode Lottery SCAM - active again

    Beware there is a current scam by supposed People's Postcode Lottery 2016 Award International program.

    Personalised letters with title name and correct postcode but totally wrong street name arrive by Royal Mail franked envelope. The letter states you have won an exact amount of £500,000+...
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  • stuckinarut
    started a topic Stuckinarut UE Diary

    Stuckinarut UE Diary

    my question is this. been an a dmp since 2008. and it ended on 4th march this year. due to it not being a suitable product cos of the shake up with the companies that give advice etc. so to save a long story. i/we will have 1 cc still with cap one 1 overdraught 1 personal loan. 3 cards. these are with...
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    Last edited by stuckinarut; 12th April 2016, 22:28.

  • AAD News Feed
    started a topic Loans to You (clone)

    Loans to You (clone)

    Loans to You (clone)

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on: 27th January 2016 16:48
    Clone firm details

    Fraudsters are using or giving out the following details as part of their tactics to scam people in the UK:
    Loans to You (clone of FCA authorised fir
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