Fraud / Scams

Facebook fraud – what you need to know

This Facebook fraud case came to my attention from someone who bought my book and contacted me afterwards on Sunday morning when I was sat in the departure lounge of Edinburgh airport waiting for my flight to London to attend the Daily Mail's offices for a photoshoot...

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SIM phone card scam – what you need to know

The SIM phone card scam was reported as far back as 2014 when a gang of fraudsters hijacked mobile phone accounts to defraud Vodafone customers of £2.8m by making £2.50 a minute calls to a premium rate number. This was done by the fraudsters assigning the phone...

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Phishing e-mail fraud – what you need to know

PHISHING E-MAIL FRAUD - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW I received an e-mail purporting to be from PayPal earlier in December asking me to update my card details that were registered on my PayPal account. I didn't think too much of as I never use my PayPal account and the card...

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The watch and battery con

THE WATCH AND BATTERY CON - 01/07/2018 I had a fascinating conversation with a retired horologist (watch maker) last night over dinner that I thought would be worth discussing in a blog. In essence, I have a smart watch that I often wear for going out as many people...

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Amazon fraud – what you need to know

AMAZON FRAUD - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW I fell victim to what appears to be a fairly common Amazon fraud at the time of writing this that could happen to anyone, which I thought would be worth covering in a blog. BACKGROUND I ordered a mobile phone that was priced at...

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Contactless fraud – what you need to know

CONTACTLESS FRAUD - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Contactless fraud is on the rise and is now outstripping cheque fraud, with £5.6m being lost in the first half of 2017 alone compared to £5.3m connected with fraudulent cheques. This has come to light in view of the desire for...

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