Fraud Scams

 

 
Scammers do everything they can to appear legitimate. Learning about the different types of scam can help you to protect yourself when you get a phone call, or an official-looking letter, email, or text message. We'll help you question any correspondence you receive, so you don't fall for a scam.


If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam, please contact us at support@fyorin.com as soon as you can.

 

If you get an email or text that looks suspicious, please forward it, along with any attachments if possible, to support@fyorin.com.

 

Types of sames to watch out for are:

  • Impersonation scams: When someone pretends to be the police, a bank, a friend or business, to convince you to send them money.
  • Investment scams: When you’re invited to invest in things that are worthless, or don’t exist.
  • Purchase scams: When fake or non-existent items are advertised for sale.
  • Advance fee scams: When fake companies ask for an upfront fee and then don’t provide the service you’ve paid for.
  • Invoice scams: When account details on an invoice are changed, or emails are intercepted, so the money is wrongly paid into the scammer’s account.
  • Romance scams: When someone pretends to be interested in a romantic relationship with you. They gain your trust and then ask for money.
  • Pension scams: A scammer says they can make you money, and convinces you take a lump sum out of your pension – then steals it.
  • Doorstep scams: A rogue trader knocks on your door and pretends your house needs work – then overcharges you for it and often doesn't finish the job.
  • Bereavement scams: A scammer contacts you after someone has died, and says you owe money to pay off a debt or to access a payout.
  • Phising, smishing and vishing: You receive an email, text message, or call claiming to be from a well-known company or organisation such as a bank or the police.

 

For businesses stay alert for:

  • Invoice fraud: scammers send fake invoices that look like they’re from suppliers
  • Impersonation scams: such as scam calls and CEO fraud
  • Purchase scams: fraudsters trick you into buying something that doesn’t exist

It is important that you

  • Be scepical and vigilant
  • Talk to someone you trust
  • Ask questions and do research
  • When you transfer money, tell us the real reason