Scams

Scam watch: Fraudsters caught stealing millions from dormant accounts

Savers with large balances in accounts they no longer use should consider regularly checking these in future as fraudsters have this week been found guilty of targeting dormant accounts.

Ban on pension cold-calling announced but government fails to set implementation date

Sunday, 20 August 2017 | News

Savers will be pleased to hear the government has announced a crackdown on private pension cold calling.

Scam watch: Cyber fraudsters target property buyers and investors

Thursday, 03 August 2017 | News

A record number of cyber thefts from law firms – including over half relating to moving home – have been reported from January to March 2017, according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

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.

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.