On 10 May, Professional Security reported that the 4th annual report from NCSC, a part of GCHQ, says it had taken down more scams in the last year than in the previous 3 years combined.  The NCSC used its Takedown Service against scams such as fake celebrity endorsement scams and bogus Covid vaccines adverts. More than 700,000 online scams totalling 1.4 million URL were removed by the NCSC. The most phished UK government brand was HMRC.  The Suspicious Email Reporting Service was launched in April 2020, and received nearly four million reports by year-end, leading to the removal of over 26,000 scams not previously identified by the Takedown Service.

The NCSC report is at –

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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