Cyber Aware

Scam watch: One in five over 60s approached by scammers 10 times in the last year

One in five over 60s believe they’ve been approached over 10 times by scammers in the last year, according to a worrying survey carried out by Santander.

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The four biggest concerns UK investors are worried about

A new survey reveals what investors see as the biggest threats to UK businesses.

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Jeff Prestridge: Fraudsters want to make me a Bitcoin millionaire, turn my pension to cash and give me whiplash compensation

I am currently plagued by an unholy alliance of nuisance calls, texts and fraudsters. They are intent on trying to remove what little remains in my bank account now that I have paid my tax bill.

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Scam watch: £87k a day lost to binary options scams

Investors have been warned to be vigilant to the threat of online investment fraud, after the regulator has revealed that £87,000 a day was lost to binary options scams in 2017.  

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Scam watch: Beware ‘tax rebate’ text messages

Consumers are being warned to watch out for a convincing text-based scam offering tax rebates, after HMRC says it has stopped thousands of these messages from being sent to taxpayers.

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Are you too smart to be scammed?

Consumers could be leaving themselves vulnerable to fraud by thinking they’re too smart to be scammed, according to new research from Take Five.

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Carphone Warehouse hit with £400k fine following data breach

Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has been fined £400,000 by the information regulator for “serious failures”, which resulted in cyber criminals stealing the data of millions of customers and staff.

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Scam watch: Beware losing thousands to iTunes gift card con seeming to involve HMRC

Shoppers have been warned by HMRC to beware of a phone scam that has conned vulnerable and elderly people out of thousands of pounds.

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Scam watch: Christmas shopping fraud rises by a quarter

Shoppers are being urged to be aware of the dangers of fraud in the lead-up to Christmas, as last winter saw a 25% rise in reported shopping fraud.

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Why you need to protect yourself from cyber crime

Nearly half (46%) of Moneywise.co.uk users strongly agree with the statement that it’s their responsibility to keep themselves secure online.

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