Scam Awareness

A scam email is currently being sent to victims fraudulently claiming to be from British Gas or The Ministry of Justice. The attached document or link leads to the TorrentLocker ransomware. 

The Dyre Wolf’ is a sophisticated fraud scheme that has netted more than $1 million from U.S companies. It is anticipated that British companies could subsequently be targeted by this fraud type. 

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has received intelligence regarding two new Lottery Fraud letters/email attachments (Scam 1 & Scam 2) using the 2016 Rio Olympics as a theme. 

Hampshire Trading Standards Service have received several reports of telephone cold callers offering free bird baths.  Often the caller attempts visit and fit the bird bath the same day.  After installation, a fee is requested.