There are many types of fraud and we've certainly seen them in their full glory, unfortunately, during the last 12 months. But what about romance scams or 'fauxmance'? Is that even a thing, and how bad can it honestly be?
Sadly, victims of romance scams lost a total of more than £68 million during 2020. But what is romance scamming?
Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant as criminals begin to take advantage of the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine to commit fraud.
A number of reports have been received by Action Fraud in relation to the Covid-19 vaccine. Members of the public have received text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for the vaccine. The text directs the recipient to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial information.
Firstly, we would like to wish our clients a Happy New Year. While the Government's announcement last night was not a surprise, it is clear the difficulties of Covid-19 follow us into 2021 as we enter a full lockdown until at least mid-February.
We are pleased to confirm that, as ever, we continue to provide our full range of services to ensure the judicial process continues to function effectively.
As before, we are still operating from our office in Exeter, Devon, and our team of investigators continue working across the UK.