PSNI issue warning about upsurge in scams

The PSNI has identified an upsurge in scams where emails are being hacked, leading to over £769,000 in losses during the month of July. The scams are known as mandate frauds and involve emails being compromised or spoofed.

The Church of Ireland is backing the Scamwise NI campaign through the Church Leaders Group. Reports to police in recent weeks include losses from £20,000 to over £400,000 using a variety of scams targeting members of the public and corporate organisations.

In one example, a man who had dealings with an online investment company was advised to make a payment…

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