Halifax, Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds have issued warnings about scam text messages asking to verify suspect transactions. Full story here. Don’t get caught out!
Read this article where Martin Lewis discusses problems with the Online Safety Bill around protection from scammers.
See this story which reports on HMRC scam calls. They even change the “call from” phone number so it looks like a genuine HMRC call! If in doubt, HANG UP!
This time, it’s an attempt to get bank details. Full story here. Be careful out there.
Read this story about how scammers tried posing as tax officials in phone call to the Chief Executive of HMRC.
Read this story about a dad who enlisted his brother to take a paternity test in his place to avoid paying for his baby.
Don’t fall for this scam call purportedly from HMRC threatening arrest. Don’t press ‘1’!
Don’t be fooled by a text from the Halifax saying that a new payee has been added to your account. Full story here. Be careful out there!
Our colleagues and partners in the Illegal Money Lending Team have launched a campaign to bring attention to how loan sharks are using dating sites to target victims, especially relevant with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. Click above for details.