Kate Garraway reveals she’s been targeted by cruel scammers pretending to be the NHS

MARCH  2020 Kate revealed she and Prince Charles had got ‘relatively close’ at the Prince’s Trust Awards on March 11 – Charles was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-March.   She said: ‘Around the 29/30 March, I came home came in and said [to Derek] ‘god you look ill.’ ‘He said he had a headache, numbness in his right hand, … Read more

People share their hilarious responses to hapless scammers 

Nice try! People share their hilarious responses to hapless scammers – from dating site fraudsters to a man demanding bank details while claiming to be The Rock Bored Panda rounded up hilarious interactions with scammers around the world One snap shows a determined Instagram user pretending to be the Rock  Another image shows someone claiming to … Read more

Romance fraud: Five ways to ensure scammers don’t break the bank, as well as your heart

February is known as the month of romance – but lockdown rules have resulted in further isolation for singletons, leaving thousands with lonely hearts seeking love remotely. But with this desperation comes another threat: romance fraud. It has become a very lucrative industry for fraudsters, and last year victims of this type of scam were … Read more

Martin Lewis accidentally swears on This Morning during rant about scammers and illegal websites

‘These s**tes are outrageous!’ Martin Lewis accidentally swears on This Morning during rant about online scammers and illegal websites By Ellie Phillips For Mailonline Published: 12:32 GMT, 11 February 2021 | Updated: 12:32 GMT, 11 February 2021 He regularly appears on ITV to offer money advice.  And on Thursday, Martin Lewis accidentally swore during an … Read more

Covid UK: Scammers send fake texts claiming lockdown breach fines

Britons are being targeted by scammers with fraudulent calls and text messages claiming that they must pay a fine for breaching lockdown rules, Ofcom warned. The racketeering messages purport to come from the UK Government, the NHS, people’s local GP surgeries and even the World Health Organisation (WHO). They aim to trick unsuspecting members of … Read more

Scammers offer NHS Covid vaccinations online to steal bank details

Sophisticated scammers are exploiting Britain’s mass vaccination programme by sending out bogus emails and text messages purporting to be from the NHS offering a Covid jab. Those targeted are told that they have been chosen, ‘on the basis of family genetics and medical history’ and are given the option to accept or decline the invitation. … Read more

Sick scammers pretend to be offering NHS Covid vaccinations in bid to steal bank details

Sophisticated scammers are exploiting Britain’s mass vaccination programme by sending out bogus emails and text messages purporting to be from the NHS offering a Covid jab. Those targeted are told that they have been chosen, ‘on the basis of family genetics and medical history’ and are given the option to accept or decline the invitation. … Read more

Scammers are churning out vast numbers of bogus online ads, MPs told

Pension savers and investors are being bombarded with fraudulent online ads on ‘industrial scale’, say financial regulators who called for more money and resources to step up public warning campaigns. Criminals no longer need to produce glossy brochures or set up fake offices as online adverts can be created ‘very easily’, an official told MPs … Read more

African internet scammers target lonely locked-down Brits as romance fraud hits 7,000 cases in 2020

African internet scammers target lonely locked-down Brits as romance fraud hits record 7,000 cases in 2020 and detectives call on ministers to crack down on Facebook Graeme Biggar, head of National Crime Agency’s National Economic Crime Centre, said agency is combating surge in fraud during Covid-19 pandemic He warned social media companies like Facebook would … Read more