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.
A data protection failing can threaten everything from a person’s bank account to their life, or, at the very least, cause damage and stress.
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.