Tag Archives: fraud

NHS Covid-19 contacting call- real or fake one?

Facebooktwitterredditpinteresttumblrmail

Dear tellows friends,

we know what you might think: “Corona Virus scams again?!” But trust me, even tough we already informed you about a lot of scams regarding to Covid-19, we have to inform you about this one! It is a really sneaky trick and there is a high probability that you might fall for the scam if you don’t know how to recognize it.

Continue reading

Facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagram

The Fake Amazon Prime Scam

FacebooktwitterredditpinteresttumblrmailHello tellows friends,

Think you already know everything about the latest phone scams? You’d be wrong. Scammers are constantly devising new ways to trick the public and in this blog we are going to introduce you to one of their newest tricks: The Amazon Prime Scam.

Continue reading Facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagram

The Bank Transfer Scam

Facebooktwitterredditpinteresttumblrmail

Dear tellows friends,

Bank transfer fraud happens more often than you can imagine. Fraudsters imitate various offial organisations, including banks, to persuade you to move money out of your account and into their hands.

Scammers use manipulative methods to panic real people into handing over their money and details. Perhaps you receive a call or text telling you that your account has been ‘compromised’ and you need to move your money somewhere ‘secure’. Maybe you have to click a link inside a text message or email and log in to your online banking account to stop a transaction. Of course such messages are more often than not fraudulent, but they can look very realistic. Links in text messages may take you to a spoofed albeit realistic version of your bank’s website, making the fraud almost more believable.

Continue reading

Facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagram

Who do fraudsters target and why do we get caught out?

Facebooktwitterredditpinteresttumblrmail

Hello tellows friends,

For our blog this week, we thought it would be fun to do something different and give you a more general report about who fraudsters target and why we fall for scams.

Continue reading

Facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagram

Scam calls on the increase, nuisance calls in decline

Facebooktwitterredditpinteresttumblrmail

Hello tellows friends,

Have you received fewer nuisance calls lately? Research by Ofcom would suggest so.

According to this Ofcom research, fewer nuisance calls are being made to UK landlines. So we can all breathe a sigh of relief, right? No, unfortunately not. Scam calls are still on the rise, and they now account for a much larger proportion of the nuisance calls received.

Continue reading

Facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagram

The latest ‘Press 1’ phone scam

Facebooktwitterredditpinteresttumblrmail

Hello tellows friends,

Who doesn’t worry about their money? It’s a completely rational concern. But what happens when scammers play on this feeling? In today’s blog, we will be introducing you to the latest “press 1 scam”, which seeks to exploit your fears and steal your money.

Continue reading

Facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagram

The ‘Tech Support’ Phone Scam that could clear out your Bank Account

Facebooktwitterredditpinteresttumblrmail

Hello tellows friends,

Today we ask you to consider: Is your computer really on the blink, or are you falling victim to a scammer?

It’s the oldest trick in the book. A stranger calls you from a number that you don’t recognise, claiming to be from a company that they actually have nothing to do with. A short while later you discover that money has been stolen from your bank account. But how do the scammers do it?


We first explored this type of scam last year and it is currently on the rise once again.

Continue reading

Facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagram

The Summer Holiday Fraud

FacebooktwitterredditpinteresttumblrmailSo it’s July, the start of summer holidays of 2019. We are all planning our vacation ahead, personally the tellows team really wants to visit Portugal, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina… We only hope the holiday could be longer! Anyway, tellows hopes that besides enjoying your holiday, you don’t fall victim to a vacation phone scam! Let’s check out the following Vacation phone scam together.


Continue reading Facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagram

HMRC works with telecoms to stop fraudsters

FacebooktwitterredditpinteresttumblrmailUpdated 24 Feb 2020

It is almost March, how time flies! The tellows team has also been busy keeping the information about phone scams up to date. As expected, unfortunately, the number of spam calls, especially related to cost traps, is soaring because of more advanced technology nowadays and scammers having more means to escape from the authorities. Scammers have been taking advantage of taxpayers in last year. According to HMRC, over 100,000 reports of frauds were reported last year and the number is increasing. Last year, HMRC announced that it has been working with Ofcom, Mobile UK, Mobile Ecosystem Forum and Telecommunications UK Fraud Forum together to prevent bogus tax calls. The cooperation was successful and 1050 numbers have been deleted by HMRC, of which many numbers started with 0300. HMRC also stated that the number of phone scam reports has reduced by 25%, which is a very promising sign.

Continue reading Facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagram