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April 2016 - Frimley

Action Fraud Reveals That It Receives 8,000 Reports of Phishing Scams Every Month

April, 17, 2016 by: 0 Comments

New data released by Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau which are both run by the City of London Police, shows that increasingly fraudsters are using phishing as a means to defraud people across the UK. Last year (January 2015 – December 2015), the fraud and cyber crime reporting centre received on average 8,000 reports per month, with 96,699 people reporting that they had received a phishing scam.

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information, for example usernames, passwords and credit card details or steal money by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication such as email, pop-up message, phone call or text message.

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