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IT security consultant Tom Chantler has even been targeted. Scammers are using an ever increasing number of methods to trick people into handing over the keys to their cash.
This is Money publishes e-mails, answer phone messages, text messages and scenarios below for you to guess which ones are genuine contact, and which ones aren't...
Pictured are ticket skimmers, which are gadgets superimposed to steal card information on top of real cash machines.
More than seven in ten victims are being told it's their fault after falling for sophisticated confidence tricks.
The hub has guides, the latest scams to watch out for and videos to help keep the fraudsters at bay.
If you think you have been the victim of bank fraudsters who have convinced you to send money to another account it is vital that you act quickly.
The companies / individuals involved are paid to get “leads”.When using a cash machine, it is important to be alert for signs of criminal activity - of which there can be many.This graphic details just a few - from cash dispense units with false fronts to loose elements.In the first six months of this year there were a record 89,000 identity thefts committed by financial fraudsters. Expert behavioural profiler Professor David Canter was swindled by callers using 'persuasive techniques straight out of a psychology textbook'.The expert's research has involved studying fraudulent emails, but the 73-year-old was caught out himself when he was embroiled in an elaborate con to empty his bank accounts.
All Alice needed to do was to give him her username and password for the university accommodation website where students pay their rent.