‘John’ is behaving differently. Typically, he is chatty, he plays with the kids and he talks openly with ‘Mary’, his wife of 6 years. But for months now, John has been absent, even when he’s home.



Mary sees him, with his brow furrowed, on his phone and when he spots her, he gives her a quick, half-smile before locking his phone’s screen and stuffing it into his pocket. She asks if everything is ok, but he either gets defensive or simply grunts.

 Action Fraud is warning holidaymakers and festivalgoers to be extra vigilant from scams as lockdown restrictions ease.

As the Government considers further easing of restrictions, fraudsters gear up to target the public with ticketing, travel and health insurance scams.

There have been fresh warnings over the Royal Mail parcel scam. The scam, sent via text message, claims payment is required for a package to be delivered.

 

Royal Mail said it would never send a text message of this kind.

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?