Category Archives: Scams and Malware

Avoid being scammed when using an ATM

When getting cash out this weekend here are some things you should look out for at an ATM to avoid getting scammed. Look at this video on You Tube Action Fraud is reminding consumers of the importance of protecting themselves … Continue reading

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Vehicle fraud drives us round the bend, costing victims £17.8 million in 2013

Online vehicle fraud is costing the nation a road-rage inducing £17.8 million each year, according to new figures released by Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) today. This is the equivalent to 89 Aston Martin Vanquishes. … Continue reading

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Telephone Scams

Police poster published 28.1.14. Click on the image to see full view.

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I’m Stranded in the Phillipines – please help scam

We received an e-mail today purportedly from a colleague. The e-mail was “signed” by him and stated his post with the local society he was membership secretary with. The e-mail stated that he was in the Philippines and had been … Continue reading

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Cheshire Police Internet Scam

In March we circulated information from a member regarding a scam, whereby a  user would, whilst using their computer would receive a message saying their computer had been blocked and that a fine would have to be paid before the … Continue reading

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