Fraud & Cybercrime

Cybercrime summary

ActionFraud the online reporting tool for scams and cyber fraud, ring 0300 123 2040
Complete the Friends Against Scams awareness session today.

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 report@phishing.gov.uk
for tax related phishing email: phishing@hmrc.gov.uk 

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.

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little-book-of-cyber-scams-2.0
little-book-of-big-scams-5th-edition
impersonation-scams-newsletter

The statistics for August 2020 show the following

Total number of reported offences 242
Total loss £ 488,236.87
Average per victim £ 2,017.51

So cyber crime seems profitable for criminals and we want to make it not worth their while.

Look at the statistics for August though.

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Top five by the highest amounts of lossses repored

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Type of scams and volume reported

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