- advanced fee and investment fraud
- Courier fraud
- Ghost broker
- Other consumer – non investment fraud
- Romance fraud
How to report online scams
What is adware and how can you prevent it
Public WiFi and fake hotspots, research
Many criminals specialise in defrauding unsuspecting victims of Cybercrime.
Phishing and fake texting are other methods as well as phone call scams.
Emails often look completely genuine as the fraudsters use genuine pictures to pretend.
For phishing forward emails to email@example.com
for tax related phishing email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s been four years since Friends Against Scams launched with the aim of spreading awareness of scams! Time to make some noise about scams and equip as many people as possible with the knowledge to protect others. Every Friend Against Scams makes a difference –so what are you waiting for? Join in. Spread the word. Protect others. #ScamAware
We have a number of advice books online to read.
Regions hardest hit by Cybercrime
1: London – 72%
1: Wales – 72%
2: Northern Ireland – 67%
3:Scotland – 63%
3: South West – 63%
4: West Midlands – 62%
5: East Midlands – 21%
6: East Anglia – 18%
6: South East – 18%
7: North East – 14%
8: Yorkshire & Lincolnshire – 8%
9: North West – 6%
Read the details on Ourwatch