On 16 August, the BBC reported social media influencers that, instead of promoting clothing lines and lifestyle products, promote fraud. Some even lure new recruits by selling guides on committing fraud.  It is said that perpetrators of online retail fraud refer to it as “clicking“, making it seem more innocuous, and guides being traded are known as “methods”. They can target banks, retailers and even the government’s Universal Credit system, and all rely on “fullz”, slang for personal data information.

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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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