The Forum has reported that Islanders have lost £300,000 to scams in the first three months of 2022 almost the total lost in 2021. Please find more information in our latest newsletter.
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Christmas is fast approaching, and unfortunately so are the chances of you being targeted by fraudsters. Our November 2021 newsletter describes different types of scams and how you can protect yourself against scammers.
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (the Forum) is warning islanders to be cautious if they are approached about overseas property and land investment opportunities. The warning comes alongside another reminder from the island’s financial services regulator to be careful when making or changing investments during the current economic climate. Forum partner, the Jersey Financial Services … Continued
According to figures released today by the Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (the Forum), reports of scams and frauds in the Island have almost doubled in the first three months of this year. With 12 being reported on average per month compared to seven reports of scams and fraud made each month last year. As well … Continued
For more information and tickets for the webinar, click here. While there is a big drive to buy local this year to support Jersey businesses, it’s inevitable that islanders will still do some of their shopping online, particularly when there are attractive offers around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Chairman of the Jersey Fraud Prevention … Continued
The owners of a local building company are warning other businesses to be extra vigilant after they were targeted in a sophisticated impersonation scam, which saw fraudsters intercept more than £130,000 in invoice payments. Sharing their experiences with the Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (the Forum), the owners, who wish to remain anonymous, said they were … Continued
Reported incidents of scams and frauds are down by 73%, according to figures released today by the Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (the Forum). Over the past 12 months, there has also been an 83% decrease in the amount of money islanders have lost due to scams and frauds. While overall reported fraud related crime is … Continued
As reported on our Facebook page in July, there has been a number of telephone scams doing the rounds. We have been made aware of another wave of calls claiming to be from Amazon asking for account details. As well as this, we have also been notified of calls claiming to cut off internet supply, … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (Forum) is asking Islanders to be alert to coronavirus-related scams and frauds after members of the public and businesses across the UK have lost £ 2 million* to fraudsters since the start of the pandemic. The States of Jersey Police are aware that coronavirus scammers are targeting the Island although, to … Continued
Watch out for fraudsters selling fake Covid-19 test kits and counterfeit hand sanitisers. Not only could you lose your money to fraudsters selling non-existing products, but the products could include banned and harmful substances. Only purchase medicine and medical devices from authorised retailers and pharmacies.
Are you Zooming safely? There’s reports of hackers entering private Zoom conversations and bombarding viewers with explicit and violent images. Even when they’ve been removed from the meeting, they’ve re-entered the chat under another user name. Use these tips to help you chat safely… Use any digital conference application with caution. Ensure the app is … Continued
With everyone at home, fraudsters have the perfect opportunity to scam people over the phone. You should be suspicious of anyone claiming to be the local authority claiming they need to update your family information or personal details during this crisis. You should also be very wary of cold callers selling you any products related … Continued
Fraudsters are offering bogus refunds to people whose holidays have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Before you sigh with relief at the thought of getting your money back, beware it isn’t a scam! Fraudsters are redirecting people to official looking websites that ask for your bank account information, tax details and even passwords. … Continued
There has been a huge increase in the number of scams related to coronavirus over the past few weeks. Action Fraud reported a 400% increase in reports from members of the public who have been conned out of almost £1 million pounds. We’re urging everyone to be extra cautious. If you’re in any doubt, say … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) is warning islanders to be extra vigilant after fraudsters are making phone calls pretending to be Amazon. Read the information below and take the right steps to protect yourself and others.
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum is warning islanders about romance fraud and catfishing scams after local residents have reported losing more than £350,000 so far this year. In most of the cases reported to the States of Jersey Police, islanders are being targeted online via dating websites. According to the force, the amount of money … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) is warning islanders to be extra vigilant after fraudsters targeted local households with scam EuroLotto letters. The official looking letters, which are personally addressed, stamped and signed, claim recipients have won huge sums of money. To claim their alleged winnings, islanders are being asked to send a copy of … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) is warning islanders to be extra vigilant after an islander lost more than £1 million investing in fake bitcoins. The man, who was an experienced investor in cryptocurrencies, was scammed by criminals who claimed to work for a legitimate company and, over a period of time, tricked him into … Continued
Visitors to the Jersey Boat Show this bank holiday weekend will be able to pick up a copy of our latest newsletter from our Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum stand. Representatives from all our partner agencies will be on hand at the event over the three days to speak to members of the public about the latest frauds … Continued
All island-homes will receive a copy of the Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum’s bi-annual newsletter this week. Packed full of useful advice and guidance, this issue focuses on online fraud, after reports of Jersey residents being targeted by fraudsters have more than doubled. READ OUR NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) is warning Islanders to be extra vigilant after local reports of online fraud have more than doubled. The figures, collated by the States of Jersey Police, indicate that in the first nine months of this year 172 people reported being targeted by fraudsters and scammers online, compared to 81 … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) is warning Islanders, prior to the summer holidays commencing, about the dangers of mobile phone roaming scams and thefts when travelling abroad. All three telecommunication companies in the Island, who are active members of the JFPF, have seen an increase in mobile phone thefts resulting in customer SIMs being … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) is taking steps to tackle the growing problem of text scams experienced by Islanders with mobile phones. Since December 2017, 14 Islanders have lost a combined total of £257,845 after responding to texts that claimed to be from their bank, convincing them to part with their personal and financial … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) is launching a targeted campaign next week to raise further awareness about frauds and scams affecting Islanders. Through shared intelligence, the JFPF partners are working together to highlight the various ways in which local residents are currently being targeted such as banking scams, telephone fraud, postal scams, holiday villa … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) is warning Islanders to be aware of who is calling them this Christmas as it could well be a fraudster. Telecommunications providers JT and Sure, both active members of the JFPF, are raising awareness about Wangiri Fraud. This is when fraudsters call your number but only ring once before … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) is launching its annual online campaign to highlight the dangers of scams and frauds at Christmas time. The JFPF, which was set up in 2016 by a group of local organisations, provides alerts and advice on how to guard against fraudsters and scammers. This year, its campaign, ‘12 Frauds … Continued
The JFPF has produced a leaflet which has been distributed to all Island-home by Jersey Post. The aim is to raise awareness locally about frauds and scams. To view the leaflet click here
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) is launching an Island-wide campaign to further raise awareness about frauds and scams locally. The JFPF, which was set up in 2016 by a group of local organisations, provides alerts and advice on how to guard against fraudsters and scammers. The Forum’s latest campaign aims to encourage Islanders who … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) has today issued an alert to local businesses and members of the public following reports in the last 24 hours from businesses who have been sent online extortion demands from scammers threatening a cyber attack. The scammers have been sending emails to businesses demanding payment of between £300-£500 in … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) has today launched a dedicated email address so that islanders who have been targeted by scams can easily report the activity. Monitored by the States of Jersey Police’s Joint Financial Crimes Unit, firstname.lastname@example.org has been set up by the JFPF specifically to act as a point of contact for … Continued
Jersey woman Cynthia Binet was defrauded in 2004. To date she has lost more than half a million pounds. Consequently she has a mortgage on her house and a tax bill that she doesn’t know how to pay. Watch her story.
Iain and Rena McLean were the victims of a telephone banking scam in Jersey in 2014. They received a call from someone claiming to be from Visa who said that there had been fraudulent activity on the McLean’s credit card. They advised the couple to call the security number on the back of their credit … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum is warning islanders to protect themselves against online crime this Christmas. As part of a national initiative set up by Action Fraud, City of London and Get Safe Online, the local forum is sharing some top tips to safeguard against cyber-crime during the festive season. Starting on Tuesday 1 December … Continued
Jersey Fire and Rescue is warning small businesses to ignore calls from scammers claiming to sell advertising space on the emergency service’s behalf. A number of islanders have already been targeted by the scammers who, purporting to be from Jersey Fire and Rescue, are contacting businesses to advertise in a fictitious magazine called Blue Light. … Continued
Do you know your fraud fact from fraud fiction? Action Fraud and the City of London Police launch its Urban Fraud Myths campaign to let you know the truth about fraud and cyber-crime. The States of Jersey Police and the Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum are working together to bring this UK campaign to you and … Continued
The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has issued a warning to advise local residents and businesses of spam emails associated with the Dridex ecrime campaign, which uses Microsoft Office documents containing malicious macro code to infect computers. Dridex is typically disguised as an invoice and emailed to victims, and the malware virus relies on tricking … Continued
The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has today issued a warning to advise local residents of a series of calls from individuals claiming to be carrying out a banking survey on behalf of the JFSC. The JFSC can confirm that it is not conducting any telephone survey calls and would never cold call or ask … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum (JFPF) has today issued a warning to local residents to advise them of the increasing amount of telephone scam calls targeting the Island alleging that they are from Microsoft. The JFPF can confirm that these are not genuine calls from Microsoft and we’d like to state that Microsoft will never … Continued
From bogus ‘Computer Software Tech Support’ phone calls, e.g. someone from Microsoft, Windows or Apple contacting you and telling you there is a problem with your device, to fraudsters asking for credit card information to ‘validate your software’, e.g. validate your windows software, there are a number of computer software service scams you need to … Continued
The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum today announced its official launch, with its remit to protect the Island’s general public from investment frauds and scams between a number of local agencies. The launch which starts today (Monday 13th July 2015), will initiate the first of many campaigns to highlight and raise awareness of the dangers of … Continued