Entries by Philip

HMRC Tax Rebate Scam

Fraudsters are texting members of the public offering a tax rebate. The text message contains a link to a website and requests to provide personal information, such as bank account information, to claim the nonexistent rebate.  Protect Yourself Don’t click on web links contained in unsolicited texts or emails. Never provide your personal information to […]

Social Media Ticket Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has recently received an influx of reports that fraudsters are targeting the public, via social media, in relation to football tickets.   Fraudsters are posting pictures or statuses online telling members of the public to contact them via Direct Message for football tickets. This then leads to a mobile […]

Payment Diversion Alert

Fraudsters are targeting members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters, via email, will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred […]

Keeping Safe event – CentreMK April 29 & 30

Get advice about staying safe whether at home, work, online or out and about at a special event taking place at the CentreMK, Milton Keynes, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April. Co-ordinated by Thames Valley Police, police teams will be on-hand alongside partners and charities including Crimestoppers, online security advice service Get Safe Online and […]