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.
Hold on to your lunch money. There’s a UK internet business lead generator outfit operating under false pretenses and making misleading claims…