Articles by Matthew Wall

2013's top scams

Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Article

Despite the rise of digital technology, the old-fashioned conman is still at large using simple psychology and plausibility to blag millions of pounds from victims.

Five ways to protect yourself from land banking fraud

Monday, 08 October 2012 | Article

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Scam of the week: the land banking scam

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 | Article

Investors' losses from land investment fraud could be as high as £1 billion, enforcement authorities believe, well above the official figure quoted as £250 million.

How to protect yourself against charity fraud

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 | Article

Check that the charity is genuine

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Avoid the 'ghost broker' car insurance scam

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 | Article

Up to 100,000 people could be driving round with invalid motor insurance because they bought their policies through illegal insurance advisers known as 'ghost brokers', Moneywise can reveal.

The 12 cons of Christmas: Part four - Christmas travel and security

Friday, 19 December 2014 | Article

When those Christmas bells begin to chime, wallets are loosened and the nation goes shopping crazy.

The 12 cons of Christmas: Part three

Friday, 19 December 2014 | Article

When those Christmas bells begin to chime, wallets are loosened and the nation goes shopping crazy. Research by ING has found that we will spend £350 each on gifts alone.

The 12 cons of Christmas: Part two - Christmas food

Friday, 19 December 2014 | Article

The 12 cons of Christmas: Part one - Christmas shopping

Friday, 19 December 2014 | Article

10 tips for getting the cheapest train tickets

Monday, 28 July 2014 | Article

1. Advance tickets