UK Fraud

The New Stranger Danger: How To Stay Safe Online In The Age Of Cyber Crime

Philip Ellis | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

From an early age, we're taught not to take candy from strangers. Our parents drill a suspicion of the unknown into us, arming us with the tools to keep ourselves safe. But when it comes to the online world, grown adults who should know better throw caution to the wind, handing over all kinds of intimate data in exchange for use of a free app or wifi network.

How To Protect Yourself From In-App Fraud

Asaf Greiner | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech
Asaf Greiner

In short, there is a lot of cleaning up to do when it comes to in-app ads. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is. You have to look for signs that don't add up, and research further. It's not always about technical tools, it's about being aware and giving hints to teams where there might be a problem.

Potential Scammers Are Paying As Little As 4p For Your Private Information

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Tech

You might place a high value on keeping your personal information private, but according to a new report, scammers are selling it for pocket change. W...

Your Graduation Selfie Could Help A Fraudster Beat You To Your Dream Job

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Graduating students must stop posting photos of their degrees to social media to help fight fake university qualifications, an investigatory body has ...

How Tech Will End The Great Whiplash Fraud

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan Hewett

Today, telematics technology built into cars on the manufacturing floor provides crash reconstruction dossiers that can show, with a forensic level of detail, where the car has been damaged, as well as the speed and angle of impact.

Deliveroo Hit By 'Hacking' Claims As Customers Report Fraud

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK

Deliveroo customers have had their accounts compromised with fraudulent charges made for food and drink, a BBC investigation has revealed. The food de...

Urgent Warnings Issued To Tesco Bank Customers After 'Criminal' Hack

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Tesco Bank has stopped online transactions for its customers amid a “criminal” hacking attack that’s seen hundreds of pounds taken from accounts...

Who's Hiding Behind The App?

David Emm | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

However, our constantly connected culture brings great risks, such as identity fraud, harassment and theft. Beyond a handful of pictures, emojis and light-hearted messages, we have very little knowledge of a person's true intentions or motives when they are positioned behind a social media account or dating profile.

How To Keep The Fraudsters At Bay

Gad Elkin | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Gad Elkin

In order to prevent online fraud, it is important for businesses to recognise where their infrastructure is most vulnerable, educate employees effectively and work with the right partners to keep up with an evolving cyber security landscape.

Fake Death Canoe Man's Ex-Wife Speaks Of 'Guilt' And Thoughts Of Suicide

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK

The former wife of the man who faked his own death in a canoeing accident in 2002 has spoken out about the “deep shame” she feels for her part in ...

Identity Parade

Tim Barber | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech
Tim Barber

These innovative ways of identity management - at a personal and customer level - play a crucial part in driving us to do more and more online. And in the future, they will be pivotal in enabling us to make the most of the amazing opportunities our digital society presents.

Why Does Facebook Allow Identity Theft, Bullying and Scamming within its 'Community Values'?

Andy Lopata | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Tech
Andy Lopata

I received a message on Facebook on Sunday. Because it went into my 'Filtered Requests', from someone to whom I'm not connected, I didn't see it until Wednesday evening. Even then, after a cursory glance, I nearly deleted it...

Britain Is in the Depths of a Social Housing Crisis

Michelle Ackerley | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK
Michelle Ackerley

The housing investigators hard work and ingenuity is what will really start to turn the tide in the battle against tenancy cheats and hopefully have a positive impact on Britain's social housing crisis. However, with housing shortages, people abandoning their homes and those cheating the system - this is clearly not an easy task.

Policeman Accused Of 'Terrorist Kidnap Hoax' Targeting Muslim Colleague

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

A police officer was involved in a "false and malicious" 999 call claiming a colleague would be kidnapped by a radical Muslim who had links to Islamic...

Barcelona Star Sentenced To Year In Prison

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Sport

Former Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano was sentenced to a year in prison and fined €815,000 (£625,000) on Thursday for tax offences. Howe...

Motocross Track Gets Farm Subsidy: What We Learned From the EU's Auditors

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

From claiming agricultural subsidies for a motocross track as 'arable land' to the curious case of the non-functioning sewerage system in Greece, this year's Court of Auditors' report shows that the European Union remains rotten to the core.

Man Who Conned Pensioner Out Of £41,000 Then Pretended To Be In A Coma Enters Plea In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A conman who pretended to be in a coma to avoid standing trial after swindling a 86-year-old man with dementia out of £41,000 has admitted attempting...

False Letter Tricks Welsh Assembly Into Paying This London Underground Worker £100,000

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A London Underground worker has admitted receiving more than £100,000 from the Welsh Assembly after officials were tricked into thinking they were pa...

Ex-Ukip MEP sentenced to five years in jail for expenses fraud

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics

A former Ukip MEP has been jailed for five years after claiming almost half a million pounds in bogus expenses from the European Parliament. Ashley...

Former Israeli PM Jailed Again For Corruption

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

Ex-Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to a further eight months in prison after being found guilty of fraud. The case was a ret...

Food Fraud: Time to Bite Off More Than We Can Chew

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Ever eaten a portion of food fraud? Quite probably, and it is time the Government and manufacturers did more to combat a growing problem.

Did China's State-Run News Agency Purchase Twitter Followers?

Tom Grundy | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Grundy

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua may have purchased followers on Twitter, according the co-founder of TwitterAudit, a tool designed to detect fake users on the popular social media platform.

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

Shirley Palmer | Posted 25.05.2015 | 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 25.04.2015 | 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 ...