Scams and Warnings

Any new scams and warnings will be put on this page as soon as we receive them. 


Fake Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets

Premium rate phone numbers Scam - Be aware that email addresses have been targeted by fraudsters who are sending out emails with an attached PDF advising of upgrades of the network and asking the recipient to click on a link to verify their account.  If you receive an email asking you to open an attached PDF document from an unknown sender, do not reply or open the attachment.  Please report any concerns to your LCFS.  NHS Protect are currently investigating.

Wire Transfer Scam - The latest email scam is where criminals have hacked NHS staff emails and are sending the following emails to other NHS staff, purporting, in some cases, to be the Chief Executive: 

“Hello XXX
Please, I will need you to do a wire transfer as soon as possible. Please, get back to me via email for the beneficiary details.
XXX (Chief Exec)”

Do not respond to the email.  Please report the email to your Local Counter Fraud Specialist Service.  NHS Protect have been made aware.


Email your local counter fraud service