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Scams increase as city centre cafes come under threat

The food standards agency has today issued a strong notification to city centre cafes throughout the UK after a number of London branches were hit by a "food standards agency" scam letter. The letter threatens the owners of the cafe with closure or a £1000 fine for allegedly spreading dangerous bacteria to customers. The letter is of course a fake but references to the local council and various regulations would appear to give it an air of authority in some eyes.

This is the latest in a substantial increase in potential fraud and scams throughout the UK as businesses and individuals become more and more concerned about their financial well-being. Faced with the threat of closure or a £1000 fine, a number of outlets have decided to pay the fine only to find they had been duped. The fraudsters are certainly taking advantage of concern and worry in the UK economy and the authorities fully expect more scams and frauds to be revealed in the coming months.

Many recent scams have been carried out on the Internet but it looks as though the fraudsters are growing in confidence and willing to contact businesses direct. All unsolicitored correspondence and requests for payment should be treated with suspicion and various checks made with the authorities.

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