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Got a text message from the Met Police? Don't ignore it – you may be able to help fight fraud

If you get a text message from the Metropolitan Police in the next 48 hours asking for help fighting fraud, don't ignore it. The organisation is sending text messages to 70,000 people who may have been targeted by fraudsters using a sophisticated online tool to spoof the phone numbers of legitimate companies such as banks.

24 November 2022

Non-emergency police call charges to be scrapped from next year

The 15p charge for calling the police's non-emergency 101 number will be scrapped from April 2020

28 May 2019

Last chance to register to vote in the May local elections

Anyone planning to vote in the local elections on 5 May must register to do so by midnight tonight

18 April 2016

Police warning over fraudsters 'pretending to be Martin Lewis'

Elderly people are being targeted by a telephone scam with fraudsters allegedly pretending to be Martin Lewis

16 February 2016

Fraudsters con holidaymakers out of £2.2 million: Protect yourself

ABTA, police and the Government have joined forces to urge caution when booking holidays online

13 April 2015

Wonga escapes police probe over 'fake' lawyer letters

City of London Police says it won't carry out a criminal investigation into Wonga's dodgy debt collection practices

5 February 2015

Keep your Pin to yourself: Watch out for 'courier scam'

Action Fraud had 721 reports of courier scams across the UK between January and June this year

19 November 2013

Seven charged over Crown Currency Exchange collapse

After a police investigation, seven people have been charged in connection with the collapse of Crown Currency Exchange

19 August 2013

Warning! New scam involving hardcore porn DVDs being mailed unsolicited to your home

Children as young as three have been exposed to explicit images as recipients had no idea of the content

1 August 2013

Government to reveal how taxpayers' bills are spent

Every taxpayer is to receive a personal statement spelling out what the Government is spending their tax on

20 March 2012