Date published: 30 October 2021
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GMP has shared key advice on how to avoid falling victim to fraud
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are warning the public of a prolific scam which can see businesses and those buying or selling property as the most vulnerable to falling victim.
Payment Diversion Fraud (PDF) is the third highest fraud type in the UK and involves the fraudster contacting the victim via email, claiming to be from a company that the victim will have been dealing with or getting a service from. The fraudster will then request a payment from the victim or tell them that the company they are pretending to be from has changed bank details and give the details for future payments to be made to.
Fraudsters will often target…