uses a cheap bit of technology that means they can impersonate your bank's number.
SMISHING: The fraudster
uses a bit of tech that lets them impersonate your bank's phone number.
An investment scam occurs when the fraudster
gets into contact with their victim, usually by cold calling, to tell them of new investments opportunities available to them.
Anti-fraud organisation Action Fraud is warning people to watch out for emails and cold calls from fraudsters
who are asking people to apply for government grants in return for an advance fee.
79% of the fraudsters
are men; but the proportion of women has risen to 17% from 13% in 2010;
The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud estimates that insurance fraudsters
steal at least $80 billion worth of insurance payouts every year.
New spoofing and voice distortion technologies are giving fraudsters
more options as they attack via the phone.
are hacking Facebook to trick others into parting with cash - and also using WhatsApp and PayPal to steal thousands.
are capitalising on their recent popularity and advertising non-existent drones lower than the recommended retail price to tempt buyers.
Technology was found to be a significant enabler for nearly a quarter of the 750 fraudsters
investigated by forensic specialists across 78 countries, shows a new report by KPMG International.
Global Profiles of a Fraudster
' also reveals technology was found to be a significant enabler for a quarter (24 per cent) of the 750 fraudsters
investigated by forensic specialists across 78 countries.
If this is the case the fraudster
would most likely have copied them from either a genuine eBay seller or from somewhere else online.
When the victim puts the phone down and then tries to call their bank or the Garda, they will still be speaking to the fraudster
, who poses as an authority.
In four out of ten cases of fraud, the fraudster
was found to be living the good life.
Police hunt for a fraudster
, who stole big sums of money from bank accounts of the country's biggest mobile operators in Jalal-Abad and transferred money to a bank abroad, Jalal-Abad police chief Mirlan Niyazaliyev told Turmush on October 13.