Rip-offs

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.

Households face a £877 rip off for loyalty to broadband, mortgage and other suppliers, says Citizens Advice as it issues 'super-complaint'

Friday, 28 September 2018 | News

Consumers are being ripped off to the tune of £4 billion a year by businesses that take advantage of their loyalty, say Citizens Advice.

Equifax fined £500,000 for failing to protect customers in data breach - how to protect your data online

Thursday, 20 September 2018 | News

Credit ratings agency Equifax has been fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after failing to protect the data of 15 million Britons during a cyber attack in 2017.

Funny money: Britain’s top 'daylight robberies' revealed

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 | News

The cost of a wine at a fancy bar, high-street estate agent commission, restaurant service charges and veterinary bills are among some of the UK’s biggest rip-offs, according to a new study.

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.