Bogus marketing surveys promising gift cards of up to £100 for filling them out are landing in people’s inboxes. These emails impersonate the likes of Asda, Morrisons and Tesco and contain common phishing tactics.
We’ve gotten hold of copies so you know what to watch out for.
Stop Scams UK and the Global Cyber Alliance have launched the ‘159’ pilot scheme to disrupt impersonation scammers who pose as banks or other firms to trick customers into sending them money (ie bank transfer or authorised push payment scams).
A dedicated phone number for anti-fraud checks could be effective because it allows you to check whether a call from your bank is genuine. But will banks use this to justify even lower reimbursement rates?