WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12185 Members
65 Forums
72609 Topics
978424 Posts
89 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
90 registered (11kendo, 15 invisible), 1513 Guests and 195 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil 653
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 397
Asbestos shed removal 379
Paypal help 376
Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone 362
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 327
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 322
Best Price for Scarpping my car 298
Spy in the wild 296
Lost Mobile Phone 288
New General Forums
Test on old english words
by derekdwc
Jets
by cools
12:14 PM
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
18th Jan 2017 7:49pm
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
18th Jan 2017 12:48pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Tasering Again
by cools
What song are you listening to?
by starakita
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
Melamine faced chipboard ( Walnut or Oak )
by corona
07:00 PM
Parking Charges
by 8HBob
06:48 PM
Trump
by granny
06:35 PM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by cools
06:06 PM
Musicals
by granny
02:49 PM
Taylors Villas 1874 any info?
by joney
02:20 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#913110 - 2nd Dec 2014 10:27am Phone scammers 'net 23.9m in a year'
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21001
Loc: Wirral
The amount of money lost to phone scammers has tripled in a year, prompting a major awareness campaign.

An estimated 23.9m has been tricked out of unsuspecting victims in the last year, up from 7m the previous year, according to Financial Fraud Action.

The group, which runs fraud prevention action for the financial services industry, said research suggested 58% of people had received suspect calls.

This was up from 41% in a similar study carried out last summer.

The main trick involves a con artist deceiving victims into believing they are calling from the police, a bank or a computer company.

They suggest that the individual has been the victim of fraud and ask for personal financial information - such as card details or a Pin code - to access their account.

Some ask victims to transfer money, to withdraw cash from a branch, or to hand over a bank card to a courier.

Advice to consumers includes:

Being wary of cold calling, especially if the caller suggests you call back
Banks and the police never ask for personal banking details, or request that individuals withdraw or transfer money
If suspicious of a call, hang up, wait five minutes or preferably use a different phone line to report the fraud
Adverts are appearing across the UK to warn people of these scams. All the major UK banks, building societies, card companies and chief police officers have also signed a declaration aiming to highlight the warning signs of phone scams.

Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30279582
Have you lost money to a Phone Scam
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 2nd Dec 2014 10:15am
You must vote before you can view the results of this poll.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
National News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#913137 - 2nd Dec 2014 2:10pm Re: Phone scammers 'net 23.9m in a year' [Re: Mark]
Gibbo Online   content
Forum Addict

Registered: 27th Dec 2010
Posts: 1722
Loc: Oxton
BT were supposedly have changed the hang-up line clearing time:

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/201...fraudsters.html

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
12:00 PM
Question Time
by derekdwc
11:27 PM
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
06:25 PM
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
03:01 PM
Kitten found Arrowe park car park
by Greenwood
02:42 PM
For Sale & Free
Melamine faced chipboard ( Walnut or Oak )
by Reno37
11:36 AM
Wanted freezer kit
by dodie
18th Jan 2017 9:58pm
2pioneer speakers Free
by dodie
18th Jan 2017 9:54pm
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4
by surykata
18th Jan 2017 8:10pm
Wanted old cars spares or repairs
by vw_kyle
17th Jan 2017 1:08pm
Featured Member
Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Newest Members
Glenburn63, Branco, Smudge22, Collette63, shellylou
12185 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
11:16 AM
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Tasering Again
by diggingdeeper
06:14 PM
Trump
by cools
04:16 PM
Nuns Abused Children in Care Homes.
by granny
12:13 PM
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
03:01 PM
Spectacles found.
by Beethoven
18th Jan 2017 1:02pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
Today at 12:00 PM
Question Time
by derekdwc
Yesterday at 11:27 PM
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
Yesterday at 06:25 PM
Kitten found Arrowe park car park
by Greenwood
Yesterday at 02:42 PM
Puppy wanted good careing home offered
by chris7777
Yesterday at 09:07 AM
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Trump 195
Question Time 194
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry 108
Nuns Abused Children in Care Homes. 66
Melamine faced chipboard ( Walnut or Oak ) 47
Tasering Again 43
Jets 25
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 8:13am
Sunset Fri 4:33pm
Local Time Fri 8:04pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .