It has been a dream for fraudsters. In the worse cases, the crooks intercept an email between a house buyer and their solicitor. So let’s say your solicitor is Blodgett and Blodgett, and you get an email from them saying they’ve moved their account from Barclays to Lloyds, but the account you pay to is still called Blodgett and Blodgett. … [Read more...] about Why won’t our banks take a simple step to stop fraud?
Scams and fraud
A new-style fraud, meanwhile, is seeing criminals hijack the emails of builders or solicitors. Customers are sent instructions to make future payments to a new account – still in the name of the builder or solicitor – with a new account number. In one case a couple were conned into sending £25,000 to the wrong account, and their bank refused any compensation. … [Read more...] about Banks act to stop transfer scams and errors
“However, the report does recognise the benefits of enhanced coordination and in particular the work of the Consumer Protection Partnership and National Trading Standards, which has shown that trading standards can have a significant impact on a regional and national scale. We stand ready to support the government and work with our partners to implement the recommendations in the report.” … [Read more...] about UK failing to keep up with online consumer fraud, NAO warns
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