Thieves are about –

Fraudsters are about –

We all know about these posters reminding us that there are thieves about –

But so many now are done ‘on-line’, – they often send emails about: –

            Tax refund

            Television Licence

            Parcel delivery companies

Banks

PayPal

Either saying you are due a fantastic refund, you’ve a parcel, or your account has been blocked.

Like strangers at the door – keep the mental door chain on. Stop think.

DO NOT BE PANICKED.

If someone is pressurizing you to do something – that is a good reason NOT TO!

Here on The Lutterworth Cloud we have posted ways that might help you identify email fraud.

Fraud prevention organisation CIFAS (Consumer Industry Fraud Advisory Service) has shared some advice about how to identify these attempts.

The email should state something about you – your name – your email – or the last 3 or 4 digitd of your account number.

If the email dosen’t identify YOU – then question it. – If it starts Dear Customer – bin it!.

If the subject of the email starts Re:- or Fwd:-  it looks like there are real armatures and are just sending the same email to lots of individuals – BIN IT

Read the the page mentioned above for more ideas.

Often the email ask you to download a file  – If you are not expecting a communication from them – DON’T

“Cifas – a not-for-profit organisation that shares fraud prevention tips between businesses and public bodies – said its intelligence team had seen evidence of criminals charging each other for information on the dark web. This is the part of the internet that is invisible to search engines.

Criminals have long shared so-called sucker lists, detailing people who they have previously tricked in a scam and could be potential victims again.”

So, to recap

The Take Five to

Thieves are about –

Fraudsters are about –

We all know about these posters reminding us that there are thieves about –

But so many now are done ‘on-line’, – they often send emails about: –

            Tax refund

            Television Licence

            Parcel delivery companies

Banks

PayPal

Either saying you are due a fantastic refund, you’ve a parcel, or your account has been blocked.

Like strangers at the door – keep the mental door chain on. Stop think.

DO NOT BE PANICKED.

If someone is pressurizing you to do something – that is a good reason NOT TO!

Here on The Lutterworth Cloud we have posted ways that might help you identify email fraud.

Fraud prevention organisation CIFAS (Consumer Industry Fraud Advisory Service) has shared some advice about how to identify these attempts.

The email should state something about you – your name – your email – or the last 3 or 4 digitd of your account number.

If the email dosen’t identify YOU – then question it. – If it starts Dear Customer – bin it!.

If the subject of the email starts Re:- or Fwd:-  it looks like there are real armatures and are just sending the same email to lots of individuals – BIN IT

Read the the page mentioned above for more ideas.

Often the email ask you to download a file  – If you are not expecting a communication from them – DON’T

“Cifas – a not-for-profit organisation that shares fraud prevention tips between businesses and public bodies – said its intelligence team had seen evidence of criminals charging each other for information on the dark web. This is the part of the internet that is invisible to search engines.

Criminals have long shared so-called sucker lists, detailing people who they have previously tricked in a scam and could be potential victims again.”

So, to recap

The Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign is urging people to:

  • Stop: Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe
  • Challenge: Could it be fake? It is OK to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you
  • Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud

If you are really unsure – ring the company – but get the number from the directory – or you statement – Do Not Use the Number On The Email!!

campaign is urging people to:

  • Stop: Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe
  • Challenge: Could it be fake? It is OK to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you
  • Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud

If you are really unsure – ring the company – but get the number from the directory – or you statement – Do Not Use the Number On The Email!!