Category Fraud

How do I manage my stress after experiencing a crime?

Are you feeling anxious, stressed or worried after experiencing a crime? You’re not alone. Experiencing a crime can disrupt your normal day-to-day life and sometimes it can take a while to feel like you’ve got that normality back again. Not only that, but experiencing a crime means you might experience…

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COVID-19 Scams – What to do if you’ve been a victim

Coronavirus-related scams are estimated to have already cost people over £1.5million in financial losses, as criminals try to trick people in to parting with money or financial details on the back of the pandemic. Our round-up of the latest COVID-19-related scams showed how criminals are posing as trusted sources to…

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COVID-19-related scams: What’s out there and how to avoid them

Authorities are asking people to be aware of scams that are circulating using COVID-19 as a cover for fraudulent activities. We’ve spoken to government and police officials for more information on what you can do to protect yourself from fraud throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. In the first of a series…

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Fight the fraudsters – simple security to stay cyber safe

Unfortunately, online fraud is becoming an increasingly common crime in the UK. Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, reported that £36.4million was stolen from people in the UK between April and September last year as a result of fraud, meaning over £190,000 was extracted from…

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The less obvious signs you may have been a victim of fraud

Some attempts to defraud are more obvious than others and criminals have become more adept at tricking unsuspecting victims in recent years. With fraud cases becoming increasingly sophisticated, it’s vitally important to keep yourself informed about the latest online and offline scams so you can take action if you are…

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The warning signs of family fraud

The idea that a close family member could be actively trying to scam you doesn’t bear thinking about. Unfortunately, this is a type of crime that exists and is becoming increasingly common. Earlier this year, it was reported that young people are losing three times as much money as their…

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