A quick reminder on cyber security

A quick reminder on cyber security

On the one hand as LMI builds our brand in the UK,  I am being inundated by emails regarding the UK Legislation aimed at giving consumers more control over their personal data (General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)) and at the same time I am getting hit daily with emails pro-porting to be from legitimate companies such as Microsoft asking for me to change or confirm my password. This […]

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SCAM WARNING

I recently received an email warning about a new credit card scam. Read below so you don’t get stung.   The following is a recounting of the incident from the victim: Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone saying that he was from some outfit called: “Express Couriers,”(The name could be any courier company) He asked if I was going to […]

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2 words of warning regarding motor vehicle claims

On one of the television channels special report shows they had a segment last week criticising the insurance industry, including a broker, over damage to a vehicle that had been insured for only third party property damage. This form of cover is risky in itself as there is no cover for damage to the vehicle when the driver themselves is at fault and/or if it is damaged […]

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Scam watch

I could just about start a separate blog for scam alerts there are so many different forms of email and phone scams of late. Here is just one to be wary of.

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Crime does not pay

On the back of my post yesterday, I do not want anyone to think that I am in any way in favour of insurance fraud. I have in fact spent my entire working life fighting insurance fraud. It was therefore with great interest that I read the article [link removed] from the Boxing Day edition (26 December 2016) of The Age following the case against […]

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“Watch out for this scam!” – Guest Post by Adam Courtenay from INTHEBLACK

Scammers are using social media sites to research you and your company, but there are ways to fight back. Melbourne-based insurance claims expert Allan Manning was out of town recently when his wife received an unexpected email that appeared to come from him. A project needed to be funded and “could she please process a payment urgently?” As financial controller of Manning’s company LMI Group, […]

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Scams, scams, scams and more scams..

They have always been around in many forms, however the influx of scams via all communication methods lately has been overwhelming. I reported not long ago, shortly after an aggravated burglary at our Melbourne office of an email scam directed at our financial controller, since then we have also had other employees targeted with similar email scams as well as bank account skimming to another […]

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The dangers of gift cards

Recently, LMI have been involved in a number of claims involving theft by trickery and what we have found is that people have skimmed credit cards and then used them to purchase gift cards, which at the end leaves the retailer of those gift cards with the loss when the bank has reversed the transaction and the thief has the equivalent of cash in the […]

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It will never happen to me – again

The first business day after our robbery, which I reported on last week, we dodged a very near bullet with an email scam attack. The circumstances were that I was out of the office travelling to film an episode for our YouTube channel when our financial controller received an email from an email account set with the name ‘Allan Manning’, reportedly me, asking if our […]

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Keeping yourself safe

As I reported yesterday, LMI Group was the subject of a violent robbery on Saturday 9th July 2016. The police asked if we had anyone unusual come to our building in the last week or so before the robbery and our receptionist recalled that someone claiming to be from Google wanted to do a 360 walk through of our office. She and two other staff […]

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