Nov 3, 2017

Old scams, new tricks as fraudsters adapt

"Many people are still being hounded by cold callers, scam mail and doorstep criminals," the NTS says in its latest annual Consumer Harm Report. "An evolving criminal landscape does not mean the more traditional scams will disappear," says the report. The NTS said criminals were using new tactics to avoid detection, such as mail arriving via third-party countries and the use of blank envelopes, so that people have to open them to find out what they contain. Continued manipulation of online ticket retail sites by scammers and organised criminals. Lord Toby Harris, who chairs the NTS, said: "Our teams are operating in an ever-evolving criminal environment. Consumer protection bodies are facing changing and challenging times."

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