Warning: Who is calling you this Christmas?

Warning: Who is calling you this Christmas?

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



Knowing frauds & scams and how to prevent them

Knowing frauds & scams and how to prevent them

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


Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum campaign hits the road

Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum campaign hits the road

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


Cyber alert for businesses re ransomware attacks

Cyber alert for businesses re ransomware attacks

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


New email support for islanders targeted by scams

New email support for islanders targeted by scams

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, scams500@police.je has been set up by the JFPF specifically to act as a point of contact for … Continued


Victim of a Jersey investment scam speaks out

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.


Victims of a telephone banking scam speak out

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


Don’t Get Conned At Christmas

Don’t Get Conned At Christmas

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 Telephone Scam

Jersey Fire and Rescue Telephone Scam

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


Urban Myths: The Truth About Fraud & Cyber Crime

Urban Myths: The Truth About Fraud & Cyber Crime

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


Statement – Warning re: Dridex eCrime Campaign

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


Warning re: JFSC telephone scammers

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


Warning and advice re Microsoft scammers

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


Microsoft scammers targeting Jersey residents

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


Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum Launches

Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum Launches

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