Scam Awareness

Protect yourselves from Scams

At BAEC, we take the safeguarding of our learners very seriously.

We aim to bring information about the latest scam to your attention.

On this page, we post the latest information from the Metropolitan Police, the London Borough of Bromley and other partners.

30/08/2022

LinkedIn is being used by hackers to spread data stealing malware via sending connection requests in disguise of people working with reputed companies.

Researchers reportedly found that criminals are exploiting Microsoft-owned LinkedIn’s chat and job posting features to share links and files that are laced with stealer malware. more

Criminals are posing as the energy regulator Ofgem to dupe people into handing over personal and payment details.

Emails using the Ofgem logo and branding claim to offer an 'energy bill rebate scheme', directing recipients to a fake online portal. There, victims are urged to share personal and payment details in order to claim their refund. more

Student scams soar – here’s how to stay safe

10th August 2022

Students heading to university this September have been warned to be extra vigilant when it comes to their money as figures reveal more than half have been targeted by criminals in the past year.
NatWest’s annual Student Living Index surveyed more than 3,000 students already part way through their degree and found an alarming surge in scams aimed at conning them out of their cash. more

Delivery text criminals could then pose as your bank

12th August 2022

The public is being bombarded with fake texts used to steal personal data and card details, but victims may face a second attack by the same criminals, warns Which? Money. more

Be wary of scams on UK government’s £400 energy bills cut, Which? warns - 30/07/22

https://www.deeside.com/be-wary-of-scams-on-governments-400-energy-bills-cut-which-warns/?mc_cid=77f5d10fda&mc_eid=0a58c75de5

Watch out for this new Revolut text scam - 03/08/22

Fraudsters are impersonating Revolut with a convincing new phishing scam

https://www.which.co.uk/news/article/watch-out-for-this-new-revolut-text-scam-aMOPV9m1xlpH?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=scam_alert&utm_content=Scam+Alert+040822+C&mc_cid=77f5d10fda&mc_eid=0a58c75de5

National Trading Standards 

The National Trading Standards Scam Team collects the latest information - you can subscribe to /07/22their email alerts here 

 

If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft, you should report this directly to Action Fraud either online; https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or via phone 0300 123 2040.

Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to the MPS online or call 101.