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How do cryptocurrency scams work?

There has been an explosion of ‘alternative’ cryptocurrencies recently. Hundreds are being launched all the time, which can lead to criminals capitalising on those eager to make money in a tough economic climate.

Crypto scams tend to follow similar patterns, read more about how they typically work and how to spot them.

Crypto scams


Update: Fake NHS Covid pass email and texts

Scammers are still hoping to cash in on any confusion around the end of pandemic restrictions by sending out lookalike NHS-branded emails and texts that invite you to apply – and pay – for a NHS Covid pass.

The messages attempt to get you to click through on a suspicious link that’s posing as the NHS via a subdomain. We show you examples of the latest messages and explain how to deal with NHS-related phishing so you don’t get caught out.

Covid pass scams


There’s now a much easier way to make us aware of scams directly with our scam sharer tool. Tell us your experiences of phishing emails, fake texts, cold calls and other types of fraud.

Stay safe,

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Author: Paul Middleton

Paul is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

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