North East Regional Special Operations Unit


News / August 03

Fraudsters Targeting High Net Worth Individuals

A fraudster who claims to represent the Secretary of State for Defence contacts victims in order to defraud them of huge sums of money. The fraudster is targeting wealthy individuals and UK business leaders.

The fraudster attempts to persuade the victim to provide funds on behalf of the UK government in order to pay ransom money for UK nationals held hostage overseas. Victims may feel personally flattered that their assistance has been sought and pleased that they can help the UK government in such matters.

If you receive a call or email with a similar request report it to Action Fraud with as many details as possible

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