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.

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

Friday, 08 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.

Football clubs "ripping off" fans with premium-rate numbers

Monday, 22 September 2014 | News

More than 30 British football clubs are using expensive 08 numbers more than three months after they were banned by the telecoms regulator, research has revealed.

Moneywise fights for your rights - EE, British Gas, Bott & Co

Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Article

EE has left me without a working phone for weeks

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Is your managing agent ripping you off?

Monday, 15 September 2014 | Article

Once you've bought a property, it's not just paying the mortgage, council tax and utility bills you have to worry about. Owners of certain types of property can be hit with a raft of other charges.