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Tag Archives: Fraud

Inside the mind of the online scammer

Shutterstock/alphaspirit Ken Rotenberg, Keele University When Dame Helen Mirren revealed she had been the victim of a “humiliating” scam on the press junket for her latest movie (in which, coincidentally, she also plays the victim of a hoax), it highlighted how everyone needs to be on their guard against fraudsters. Even members of the royal family are not immune, as …

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Coronavirus vaccine scams – fraud experts give their top tips to help you stay safe

The NHS will never ask you to pay to receive your COVID-19 vaccination. My Agency/Shutterstock Gareth Norris, Aberystwyth University and Alexandra Brookes, Aberystwyth University Across the world, many of us are patiently waiting to be called for the COVID-19 vaccine. And where there is anticipation and hope, fraudsters are also finding ways to exploit people’s vulnerabilities. Many COVID-19 vaccine scams …

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Shopping online to stay safe during the pandemic? Here are 10 tips for avoiding scams

A little digging can help you avoid those too-good-to-be-true traps when shopping online. martin-dm/E+ via Getty Images

A little digging can help you avoid those too-good-to-be-true traps when shopping online. martin-dm/E+ via Getty Images H. Colleen Sinclair, Mississippi State University The holiday season is already a booming time for online shopping. The COVID-19 pandemic only increases the likelihood that when people shop this holiday season, they will choose online shopping over brick-and-mortar stores. However, this also means …

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