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. BACKGROUND This lady tried to buy a product from a Facebook advert which was originally over £100 and reduced to £74. She proceeded to buy it, the goods never...

read more

SIM phone card scam – what you need to know

BACKGROUND 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...

read more

Phishing e-mail fraud – what you need to know

Phishing e-mail fraud is an ever increasing problem and this is what you need to know so you can deal with it. BACKGROUND 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...

read more

Watch battery scam – what you need to know

I had a fascinating conversation with a retired horologist (watchmaker) about a watch battery scam and what you need to know. BACKGROUND I have a dress watch that I often wear for going out as many people do and as it's a designer brand, it's fair to say that it...

read more

Amazon fraud – what you need to know

I fell victim to what appears to be a fairly common Amazon fraud that could happen to anyone, so this is what you need to know. BACKGROUND I ordered a mobile phone that was priced at about £25 below the retail price at Argos and arranged for it to be delivered to my...

read more

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 the contactless limit to be increased...

read more

The Book

Buy my book on Amazon 

Pin It on Pinterest