Email purporting to be from UK tax agency HMRC claims that the agency has recalculated your last fiscal activity and determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund.
In 2016, the UK lost £2 million each day as a result of financial fraud, according to official figures released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) today. The figures show the overall scale of financial fraud was £768.8 million, an increase on the £755 million lost in 2015.
The City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified that fraudsters are now using background hold music in a bid to make their calls more convincing.Organised crime groups are attempting to defraud members of the public by impersonating the customer’s bank and according to a convicted fraudster the methods used by them are evolving. The NFIB has been made aware that fraudsters are now using background music, similar to that used by the bank, when the customer is put on hold. The fraudsters use this music as an attempt to convince the customer that the call is genuinely from the bank.
Apple users who have received email messages, which claim that their accounts have been temporary locked by Apple’s antifraud system which detects and prevents fraud, are asked to delete them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams, being sent by cyber-criminals to trick and frighten Apple users into visiting phishing websites that steal usernames and passwords.
Just looking at the latest headlines, cyber-attacks on company customer databases have increased in recent years and this has brought the spotlight on the dark web. We hear of personal details being leaked and compromised putting thousands of people at threat of fraud and identity theft. If you’re unsure what exactly the dark web is and how it could affect you, then carry on reading. Most importantly we’ll explain how the dark web relates to you and your credit report and why exactly you should to be clued up on it.