FatFace cyber attack: Firm was warned by police nine months earlier

FatFace was warned by police about vulnerabilities within its IT systems which put it more at risk from cyber-criminals nine months before it was hit by a £1.45million ransomware attack in January, This is Money can reveal. A detective from Hampshire Constabulary contacted the clothing chain, which is headquartered in the county, in April 2020 … Read more

The global Scamdemic: Fraud victims losing millions to fake online adverts

The devastating failure to stop the online fraud scourge is today laid bare.  A Money Mail investigation reveals how – despite years of worrying warnings – internet fraud has now hit record levels, driven by a surge in investment scams targeted at savers searching the web for better deals. Sophisticated ‘impersonation’ frauds have also doubled … Read more

Text that could cost you THOUSANDS: The fake Royal Mail message snaring victims across the UK

Emmeline Hartley is smart and tech-savvy. But last week the actress, 28, unwittingly became the face of Britain’s fraud epidemic. On March 21, she tweeted how she had been ‘scammed out of every penny’ in a sophisticated con involving a fake Royal Mail text and a ‘spoof’ call from Barclays. Her message has since been … Read more

FatFace customers’ details at risk after clothing chain hit by cyber criminals

FatFace customer details at risk as clothing chain is hit by ‘sophisticated criminal attack’ which leaves shoppers open to identity theft Customers were told it had discovered suspicious activity on 17 January It send an email out saying names and addresses may have been put at risk  It was sent to one shopper who bought … Read more

Investment scam victims raise questions over fake Lloyds and NatWest accounts

Victims of sophisticated investment scams have questioned how Britain’s biggest banks are allowing fraudsters to set up bank accounts to harvest tens of thousands of pounds by posing as representatives of legitimate financial firms. Clone scammers peddling fake investment products stole close to £213,700 a day from Britons in 2020, with victims losing £45,242 on … Read more

Census scam: Ignore cold calls saying you’re facing a fine

Scammers are reportedly cold-calling households claiming they have filled in their Census forms incorrectly and ‘fining’ them. The 2021 Census is a legitimate survey conducted every decade to count the number of people in England and Wales, along with other details. It is a legal requirement to fill out the Census for all households. The … Read more