164 Instagram users report losing over £350,000 to investment scams

During June 2020, Action Fraud received 164 reports from individuals falling victim to fraudulent investment schemes.

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'I won a holiday but it turned out to be a big scam'

When Sammie Richardson saw an Instagram post about winning a week's holiday to Tenerife she tagged a friend to enter and thought little more about it.

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Urgent PayPal scam warning after 1,000 people are hit in a day

A new warning has been issued about scam emails pretending to be from PayPal.

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Twitter hack: Staff tricked by phone spear-phishing scam

The unprecedented hacking of celebrity Twitter accounts this month was caused by human error and a spear-phishing attack on Twitter employees, the company has confirmed.

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Blackbaud Hack: Universities lose data to ransomware attack

At least 10 universities in the UK, US and Canada have had data stolen about students and/or alumni after hackers attacked a cloud computing provider.

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Premier League club almost lost £1m to hackers - report

A Premier League club came close to losing £1m during a transfer deal because of cyber hackers.

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Nearly 200 data security incidents at South Gloucestershire Council last year

One person has been sacked and two others have left after three serious breaches of data security by staff at South Gloucestershire Council.

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Major US Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are among many prominent US figures targeted by hackers on Twitter in an apparent Bitcoin scam.

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'Having my identity stolen cost me £10,000'

"It just seemed to go on and on, it's just been really upsetting." Gemma Combellack, 30, is talking about her six month fight to reclaim her identity after it was stolen by criminals last year.

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Scammers are targeting West Sussex residents, warns Trading Standards

Be wary of coronavirus related scams, warns West Sussex Trading Standards after residents are targeted by scammers during the pandemic.

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