Scams

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.

Scam watch: beware 'Ombudsman' cold callers

Thursday, 13 April 2017 | News

Scammers are trying to steal personal information by contacting consumers claiming to be from the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Scam watch: Three alerts more customers over handset fraud

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 | News

Mobile phone provider Three has written to more customers as it continues to investigate fraudulent activity.

Beware Amazon phishing fraud: one reader has £160 gift card balance stolen

Friday, 17 March 2017 | News

Shoppers who use Amazon should beware of being stung by phishing scams after one customer had £160 worth of gift cards stolen and goods fraudulently ordered using his details.

Scam watch: Data on mobiles, smart TVs and fitness trackers may be targeted by fraudsters

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 | News

Smart devices, such as mobile phones, TVs, and fitness trackers, which contain huge amounts of personal data, could be targeted by criminals seeking to commit extortion or fraud, a new report warns.

Scam watch: tactics investment fraudsters use to target over-55s revealed

Monday, 06 March 2017 | News

Scammers posing as investment experts are targeting people aged over 55, resulting in consumers being urged to think twice before accepting any unsolicited “advice”.

Scam watch: NHS staff targeted by tax swindlers

Monday, 20 February 2017 | News

NHS employees, as well as other public and private sector staff, are being targeted by fake tax rebate firms a police agency has warned.