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Avoid the great ticket rip-off

Fed up with hefty booking and delivery fees? We reveal how ticket agents operate and how to avoid being scammed.

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FCA warns over rising loan scams

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | News

Borrowers are being urged to be on alert after victims lost £3.5 million to loan scams in 2017. 

Identity fraud cases reached record levels in 2017

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | News

Identity fraud hit a record high in 2017, a worrying new report reveals.

Fight for your rights: Feeling blue over Stacees’ prom dress

Monday, 16 October 2017 | Article

Moneywise columnist Simon Read helps a reader who was sent the wrong dress by a clothing firm.

Funny money: Toblerone shrunk as weak pound piles on pressure

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 | News

Chocolate fans will be disappointed to hear that chocolatier Mondelez has taken the knife to another of its iconic brands, scooping 10% of the chocolate from two of its Toblerone bars.

How to win £50 million - buying a ticket is not enough

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

The UK’s gone a bit Lottery mad this week. Camelot, the company that runs the National Lottery, sold 200 tickets every second in the final hour before Wednesday’s record £50.4 million draw.

Pawnshops are easy pickings for thieves disposing stolen goods

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | News

The ease with which burglars can dispose of stolen goods in high street pawnshops has been revealed.

Punishment for nuisance calls companies made easier

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | News

Firms that plague households with nuisance calls and text messages are set to face a crackdown by the government, it will be announced today.

Dodgy deals exposed at Amazon, Argos, Currys and John Lewis

Thursday, 18 December 2014 | News

Amazon, Argos, Currys and John Lewis have been exaggerating the savings of some of their electrical deals, research from Which? has found.

How to avoid catalogue rip-offs

Monday, 24 November 2014 | Article

There was a time when many of us shopped via catalogues, with most households possessing a Next Directory, Argos or Index catalogue.

Victims of rogue traders now have 90 days to take action

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 | News

Victims of unscrupulous rogue traders will now have greater powers to challenge them and get their money back, under new rights which have come into force.