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N T S   S C A M   A L E R T
17th February 2020
NTS Scams Team, updating you on the world of scams in the UK.
Doorstep scams
Warning issued after reports of fishy rogue traders targeting homes in Wrexham
6th February 2020
The sellers offer ‘fresh’ fish for cash or card payments. However, the black market fish often comes with no proper packaging, has no species or date information present, and is likely to have been transported in a non-refrigerated vehicle putting your health at risk. more

Rogue builder jailed after targeting vulnerable 92-year-old woman
6th February 2020
A rogue builder who targeted a vulnerable 92-year-old woman’s South Cumbria home has been jailed and branded a “vulture”. more

Rogue trader warning following stormy weather
12th February 2020
Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards is warning residents to beware of rogue traders taking advantage of damaged roofs, fences and fallen trees. more 

Telephone scams
India-based company conning people with phone calls
6th February 2020
A telephone company that scammed hundreds of thousands of pounds from elderly and vulnerable people has been exposed by Trading Standards in the Thames Valley. more 

Worcestershire residents warned over scam council tax phone calls
8th February 2020
Residents are being urged not to respond to scam phone calls which have been reported in the area.

Several residents said they had been called by people claiming to be from Worcester City Council or Malvern Hills District Council and offering them a tax refund. more 

EE mobile text scam - don't click on the link in these texts
10th February 2020
Customers of mobile network EE are warning others that there is a scam targeting them.

EE customers have received texts saying there is a problem with their bill, but the network provider says these texts are not genuine. more 

Online scams
Victims lost £339 million to investment fraud last year
5th February 2020
Victims lost £339 million to investment scams last year amid warnings the City of London's cybercrime team are witnessing a "sharp rise" in cryptocurrency fraud. more

The sneaky Tesco, Morrisons, Asda and Sainsbury's scams supermarket shoppers need to watch out for
6th February 2020
Facebook, WhatsApp and Google are awash with fake supermarket vouchers supposedly from the likes of Aldi, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury's.

Criminals are creating tons of fake vouchers, supposedly from some of the UK's biggest supermarkets and high street stores. more

Coronavirus phishing scams on the rise
7th February 2020
Experts are warning of a new phishing campaign capitalising on fears of the global health emergency, Coronavirus.

Security researchers at Mimecast detected the campaign, to which the phishing emails are titled “Singapore Specialist: Corona Virus Safety Measures.” more

North Yorkshire Police's warning over dating scams
14th February 2020
North Yorkshire Police is issuing advice to help those looking for love online to safeguard themselves from becoming a victim of ‘romance fraud’. more

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