Scams Awareness Month 2019



Scams Awareness Month 2019


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JUNE 2019

In this edition: 

Scams Awareness Month 2019

New film helps Spot the signs of financial abuse

Scams that could affect your business

The little book of big scams – Business Edition

Could your business handle a cyber-attack? 

Scams Awareness Month 2019

This newsletter will be focussing on the Scams Awareness annual campaign which aims to create a network of confident, alert people who know what to do when they see a scam. This year’s campaign will take place in June. Scams and fraud can have a devastating effect on a business, make sure you are aware.


New film helps Spot the signs of financial abuse

Criminals prey on the elderly and vulnerable by gaining their trust and convincing them that urgent and usually unnecessary work needs to be carried out. Learn to spot the signs of doorstep crime and financial abuse and help to protect your customers.

Help us prevent vulnerable people from becoming victims. Learn to spot the signs of doorstep crime and financial abuse and help protect your patients, clients, neighbours, customers, friends or family members.

 Scams that could affect your business

Copyright / Intellectual Property /’Passing off’ Scams
In these types of scams, one business uses another’s material or uses another business’s images and claims them for their own or pretends to be another business to gain work or money. Find out more:

Business directories
This scam relates to business listings in published directories, electronic directories or on websites. Beware of ‘official-looking’ documents from trade directories asking you to provide or confirm your website, email and other contact details. These simple requests inviting a free listing but the small print can commit you to pay hundreds of pounds for an entry. Find out more. 

Advertising scams

Often, a scammer will try to associate their offer with a good cause, such as a local charity or school, a hospital or social objective (such as drug awareness or crime prevention).
Find out more in this Business Companion guidance

Authorised Push Payment (APP) Scam
Scams involving APPs occur when consumers are tricked into authorising a transfer of money to an account that they believe belongs to a legitimate payee but is in fact controlled by a scammer. Data from the banking industry body, UK Finance, shows there were more than 43,000 cases of APP fraud in 2017 with losses totalling £236m. See how an APP scam defrauded a business
 Find out more

The little book of big scams – Business Edition

The Metropolitan Police Service Operation Sterling has produced a guide to protect small and medium businesses from scams. Fraud and scams can come from anywhere, make sure your business is protected. Make sure you read the Myth Busters section. Read and download here

Could your business handle a cyber-attack? 

Are you confident you and your employees would know what to do if you’re attacked by cyber criminals? 

Find out what it’s like being the victim of a live cyber-attack and what you should do to protect your company.  
 

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