Scams

Fraud alert! Is your bank doing enough to beat the scammers?

Fraudsters are doing their best to separate you from your money. Here, we look at the best ways to protect yourself and ask whether banks should be working harder to keep customers safe.

Scam watch: Three-quarters of Brits have been targeted by phishing fraudsters

Thursday, 05 October 2017 | News

Almost three-quarters (74%) of British adults have been targeted by phishing scams in the last year, with fraudsters using increasingly sophisticated tactics to con their victims.

Scam watch: Banks better at busting fraud, but consumers must not drop their guard

Monday, 02 October 2017 | News

Fraudsters are finding it harder to rip off banks and their customers according to the latest data from UK Finance, a new trade association representing the banking industry.

Fight for your rights: Two online ‘trading’ companies took £368 in fees

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | Article

Moneywise columnist Simon Read helps a reader that has lost money to two online 'trading' companies.

Scam watch: Robert Downey Jr issues fraud warning to fans

Monday, 28 August 2017 | News

Actor Robert Downey Jr has issued a warning after scam artists posed as him online and attempted to fraudulently take money from his fans.

Scam watch: Identity fraud soars to record levels

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 | News

Identity (ID) fraud has risen to a record level, accounting for over half (56%) of all fraud cases reported to fraud prevention firm Cifas by its members.

1.8m over 50s targeted by pension scammers

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 | News

More than one in five over 50s has been targeted by a scammer in the last three months, according to research from Retirement Advantage.

Scam watch: the holiday scams to be on your guard for this summer

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 | News

Holidaymakers are being warned to stay vigilant when they travel abroad this summer, with a number of scams being targeted at travellers.

Scam watch: investigation opened into ‘storage pod’ pension liberation scams

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | News

An investigation into investments in ‘storage pods’, which may be used by fraudsters as pension liberation scams, has been opened by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Scam watch: ID fraud remains biggest threat to consumers

Thursday, 11 May 2017 | News

The number of fraud cases continues to rise, with identity crimes posing the biggest risk to consumers, according to new research.

Scam watch: Beware ‘NatWest’ text asking for account to be verified

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 | News

NatWest customers should beware what seems to be a scam text message doing the rounds this morning, which asks users to verify their account.