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Scam watch: ID fraud levels down but scammers trying new tricks

Thursday, 16 August 2018 | News

Levels of identity fraud have fallen for the first time since 2014, according to the latest data from fraud prevention service, Cifas.

Scam watch: card fraud soars to more than £2bn

Thursday, 09 August 2018 | News

More than £2 billion has been stolen from UK credit and debit cards in the past 12 months, an increase of 38% on the previous period.

Scam watch: beware cold calls from 'pension regulator' fraudsters

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | News

Workers may be targeted by scammers who are falsely claiming to be from The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

Read our 10 most popular stories from May 2018

Monday, 02 July 2018 | News

Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by reading the 10 most popular stories on Moneywise.co.uk in May 2018.

Beat the pension scammers

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 | Article

Pension freedoms were introduced in 2015, allowing over-55s to spend or invest their pension as they want.

Scam watch: Don’t join the 130,000 victims of most popular scams

Friday, 11 May 2018 | News

Online fraud has reached epidemic proportions with the five most common scams in the UK totalling 130,202 cases in 2017, more than the populations of towns such as Watford (125,707) or Exeter (124,610).

Scam watch: HMRC warns of rise in tax refund scams

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 | News

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is calling on taxpayers to stay vigilant in the fight against fraudsters, who are using email and text messages to scam them out of their savings. 

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.

World Cup fans warned about buying tickets from online touts

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | News

Football fans are being warned to be wary of online ticketing sites charging as much as £5,618 for a World Cup ticket.