Last year I used Tinder to investigate romance scammers tugging at the purse strings of besotted would-be partners. After publishing the findings, a Hong Kong woman introduced herself and offered to help victims reclaim lost monies.
Watch Our for Scams & Fraud!
These blog posts cover the subject of scams and fraud in the context of small business and the self-employed, either by directly reporting real examples of crime or by providing general warnings on how to protect oneself.
Fed up in lock down? Looking to make friends online? Need money? Beware. Ruthless individuals use Tinder to lay honey traps with the intent of committing financial fraud, mostly upon Westerners.
Fraudsters are impersonating the police and telephoning self-employed people to sell advertising in a fake crime prevention magazine. They claim to be partnered with Trading Standards.
Don’t be misled by this classic magazine advertising scam in which small businesses seeking exposure are hoodwinked by ruthless rogues claiming to be running a real charity. This particular operation is called “Kids for Life”. It was heavily criticised on an edition of BBC Radio 4’s “You and Yours”.
Get wise to this socially-engineered credit card fraud operation relying on the greed and opportunism of the recipient. Email, social media and instant messaging are the communication channels used in this scam.
How strong is your password? In 2016, cyber criminals profited $450 billion and show no signs of slowing. We need to be on a war footing.
Hold on to your lunch money. There’s a UK internet business lead generator outfit operating under false pretenses and making misleading claims…