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All the scams people across Gedling borough should know about this week

As fraudsters ramp up their efforts to trick local people into handing over their cash or personal details, we offer this weekly guide to the latest new scams doing the rounds...

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People across Gedling borough are being urged to be careful as more new scams emerge.

Action Fraud, Which? and Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards constantly issue scam warnings to make people aware of the latest attempts by fraudsters to get them to part with their cash or personal details.

Here are the most recent scam warnings it has issued to people across the borough.

Housing repair scam call

Reports of a scam call from an unknown number or 03316302208 are circulating.

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The scam caller claims to be from a ‘property repair organisation’ and asks if you have damp or mould in your property.

These calls are used by scammers to obtain as much personal or financial information from you as possible.

If you receive a scam call you can report it to your provider by texting the word ‘call’ followed by the phone number to 7726.

You’ll then receive a message asking you for the scam number.

Scam text claiming to be from Three network

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A new scam text impersonating the mobile network Three is doing the rounds making claims there are ‘points’ in your account that expire in three working days.

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As usual, it provides a link to ‘redeem the points for available rewards’. This dodgy link leads to a malicious phishing site which attempts to steal your personal details.

Scam texts can be reported by forwarding them to 7726.

Dodgy websites can be reported to the National Cyber Security Centre.

Halifax scam message claiming bank has tried to get in touch

A scam email impersonating banking giant Halifax informs you that the bank has tried to get in contact with you but couldn’t, and needs you to update your information.

The email includes a link labelled ‘Update Now’ which will take you to a phishing website, so make sure you don’t click on it.

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You can report scam emails by forwarding them to report@phishing.gov.uk.

HalifaxAction Fraud warning about cryptocurrebncyt

Action Fraud has urged residents to be extra vigilant following a recent spike in online cryptocurrency investment scams.

During the past month (May 2024), Action Fraud data has shown a total of more than £105,000 has been stolen.

They have each fallen victim to Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency scams where they have agreed to pay advance fees on the promise of receiving something valuable in return.

In some cases, there have been a series of further fees demanded or the fraudster will simply disappear – leaving victims thousands of pounds out of pocket.

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