Mistletoe and Crime! Our Top Tips to Avoid Online Shopping Scams this Christmas

Christmas may be the season of goodwill, however, it is also an opportunity for online fraudsters to cash in. With people panicking and making last minute online purchases and everyone deal hunting, this means people often drop their guard and fall prey to fraudsters as they tempt with ‘too good to be true’ offers. In order to navigate the festive fraud frenzy, we've put together our top tips to stay safe from scams this Christmas.

Christmas Blog

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News: Huge increase in ‘money mule’ cases among young people

The number of young people especially students from poorer backgrounds, have been caught acting as ‘money mules’, according to a recent study from the UK’s fraud prevention service, Cifas. In this blog post we examine the statistics behind the Cifas research and suggest tips & tools on how not to get deceived into taking part in money laundering. 

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As the sharing economy grows, fraudsters look to capitalise on the new market

The sharing economy is booming and with the likes of Air BnB and easyCar leading the way, it’s a market that has already become huge. However, as this exciting economy increases, so does the amount of fraudsters who want to capitalise on this new market. We discuss how fraudsters are targeting this market and share our top tips on how to avoid these types of scams.

Holiday scams

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Case Study: Scam trajectories - a typical path a scam might follow

Scams have typical trajectories they follow. It's important to understand that although the persuasion route may be the same, scammers work hard on updating the stories to mimic current events. Read on to find out the typical path a scammer might take when carrying out fraud. 

Scam trajectory

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