Investment Association warns of 'heightened criminal activity' from coronavirus scammers

Jump in phishing and 'smishing' tactics reported

Mike Sheen
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Cyber criminals have been using 'aggressive' tactics to defraud vulnerable users, the IA said
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Cyber criminals have been using 'aggressive' tactics to defraud vulnerable users, the IA said

Scammers are increasingly leveraging the coronavirus pandemic as a means of targeting savers and investors, with vulnerable consumers at the most risk, the Investment Association has warned.

The IA said this morning (29 April) it has seen growing examples of scammers using techniques such as phishing and "smishing", in addition to more extreme and "aggressive" tactics such as posing as...

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