UK Fraud

Ransom Crypto Locker: Your Personal Files Are Encrypted - Be Aware

Shirley Palmer | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Tech
Shirley Palmer

These people are sophisticated in their approach with details, links, info etc. and you simply have to follow their guidelines. It was with baited breath that I decided the only way forward was to pay them - much to my disgust. Within ten minutes of them receiving the payment I received the key to decrypt my files.

Is That Ad Safe to Click? Why The Answer Is Almost Always Yes (And How to Shop Safe Online)

Greg Cristal | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
Greg Cristal

Those of us addicted to online shopping don't think twice about responding to ads that appeal to us. But if you want to eliminate all doubt about which ads you should click, here's all you need to do.

£300 For A PICTURE

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

Paul Barrington was given quite a shock when a £300 MacBook he bought from eBay turned out to be nothing more than a small box with a picture of the ...

Time to Face up to Employee Fraud

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Blind trust is the belief that an employee with access to company accounts chooses to stay late and work weekends, unobserved, out of selfless devotion. Professional scepticism is what allows those motives to be questioned, possibly using discrete checks.

Get a Great Deal But Don't Fall Victim to Online Scammers

Sarah Willingham | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Tech
Sarah Willingham

Whilst it's a perfect time to find Christmas presents at dream prices, if you aren't careful you could walk into a Christmas nightmare and become the victim of an online scams! With so many people online, it is a scammers paradise!

JJB Boss Guilty of 'Very Greedy' £1m Fraud

PA | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

A former JJB Sport Chief Executive has been found guilty of accepting three separate bribes amounting to over £1m from suppliers. Christopher Ronn...

'Vishing' Is Insanely Profitable. So What Is It?

Press Association | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Tech

A drive to combat phone scammers has been launched after new figures showed a sharp rise in the amount of money lost to such fraud last year. Finan...

'Vishing' Is Insanely Profitable. So What Is It?

PA | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Tech

A drive to combat phone scammers has been launched after new figures showed a sharp rise in the amount of money lost to such fraud last year. Finan...

Employee Fraud: Time to Stop Seeing the Funny Side

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Fully one third of business failures in the United States now are the result of employee fraud, and there is no reason to assume the same is not true for the UK.

Online fraud - How Can We Protect Ourselves?

Gary Newe | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Whilst banks and financial institutions do their upmost to protect their customers, consumers do have a responsibility in the information they share. You are accountable for your own data and need to be careful what you do with it, how you share it and where you store it.

Protecting Charity Trustees From Fraud

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Sir Michael Snyder

It seems that barely a week goes by without reports of an organisation, often in the charity or public sector, having been the victim of a significant fraud. The latest report by the National Fraud Authority, published in 2013, estimated that fraud costs the charity sector over £140 million a year. Almost 10 per cent of the charities that responded to the NFA's survey on fraud had identified fraud in the previous 12 months.

How to Handle a Nigerian E-mail Scammer

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

We've all had them, we've all read them, and some have actually been stupid enough to reply to them. I am of course talking about the famous, "Dear sir, I am the son of an African diplomat...blah, blah, blah, E-mail.

Online Dating... The Scams That Target Men

David Emm | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

In the hunt for company, many men are putting themselves at risk, becoming an unwitting target for scammers and cyber-thieves... The world of online dating has always drawn the attention of fraudsters, since it offers a large pool of potential victims.

Couple Who Sold Bogus Bomb Detectors They Claimed Could Find Madeleine McCann Face Jail

PA | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

A couple face jail after being found guilty of making bogus bomb detectors in their garden shed which they said could find missing Madeleine McCann. H...

Heads in the Sand When It Comes to Small Business Security

David Emm | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

It may be surprising to many people to learn just how at risk from cybercriminal activity even the smallest of businesses can be - fraud, banking Trojans, ransomware and phishing attacks all target small as well as large businesses.

On Eid, Many Muslims Are Cash-Strapped, Thanks to Ruthless Travel Agents

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

In short, any agent who is not registered and cannot provide anything in writing needs to be given a wide berth. Otherwise for many it could mean not just a ruined Eid, but also the trip of a lifetime.

Did You Know You Could Go To Jail For TEN YEARS If You Lie On Your CV?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Your dream job is staring you in the face, but there's one problem; you didn't graduate with a 2:1/volunteer with impoverished children/show team skil...

'We Do Good Overall', Controversial RBS Bankers Tell MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Senior Royal Bank of Scotland executives insisted to MPs that they do good overall as they defended the state-owned bank from accusations that it drov...

Top Six Online Scams to Avoid

Peter Barnes | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Peter Barnes

Money transfer is a great way to send money quickly and conveniently to friends and loved ones, but just as you wouldn't hand an envelope of cash to a stranger, you should never transfer money to someone you have never met in person. You would be surprised by how many people do not follow this one key rule.

Justice Armageddon as Court of Appeal Destroys Accuseds' Right to a Proper Defence and a Fair Trial

Philip S Smith | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Philip S Smith

It is impossible to overstate the serious implications of a Court of Appeal decision this week which spell disaster for the administration of British justice.

Widespread Fraud in Iraqi Elections

Struan Stevenson MEP | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson MEP

The conclusion must be that this election - the first to take place in Iraq since the withdrawal of American troops - has been significantly corrupted to the point where the result, when it finally emerges, will almost certainly be fraudulent.

7 Dodgy Things RBS Would Rather You Didn't Notice In Its 'Whitewash'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Royal Bank of Scotland welcomed a report it commissioned by Clifford Chance which found "no evidence" that it tried to systematically defraud smal...

Why I Love Cash and Hate Contactless

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

As someone who regularly calls for innovation and necessary disruption in the financial sector it might seem strange, what I am about to say. I don't like contactless cards.

The Algerian Presidential Elections: The Burlesque, the Tragicomic and the Farcical

Hamza Hamouchene | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Hamza Hamouchene

Algeria's next Presidential elections will be held on 17th April 2014 and for the last few months; this important electoral rendezvous showed all the hallmarks of a masquerade, consistent with almost all the elections in the history of the Algerian state since independence in 1962.

Crimestoppers Hunt Down 'Boiler room' Fraudsters

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Four of the most wanted fraudsters suspected of operating scams from Spain against the UK public are being hunted by Crimestoppers. Working alongsi...