Tag: fraud

Don’t get caught out by this Council Tax “scam”

Fraudsters have been phoning victims telling them that they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years and are entitled to a rebate. They normally say that this rebate should be worth about £7,000.

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Whetstone mum convicted after claiming over £26,000 in benefits

A whetstone mum has been prosecuted and fined for dishonestly claiming more than £26,000 in benefits after she hid the fact her partner was living with her for nearly 18 months. Kelly Holland, 34, of Shelduck Close, Whetstone, was convicted

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‘Cold Call’ alert…

Leicestershire Trading Standards has been contacted about a resident in the Sileby area receiving a cold telephone call from someone claiming to be from Leicestershire County Council’s ‘Finance Department’ and requesting the resident’s bank details. It has been confirmed that

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Ten Tips to stay safe on Cyber Monday from the National Fraud Authority

Today (3 December) is “Cyber Monday,” the busiest day of the year for UK online retailers who are bracing themselves for up to 115 million visits to their sites. During the first two weeks of December, consumers are forecast to

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Police wish to identify man after fraud offences at service stations

Officers investigating a number of incidents of fraud in Leicester have released CCTV images of a man they wish to identify and trace in connection with the incidents. Police have received four reports since the beginning of February of a

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