Scams

Why you need to protect yourself from cyber crime

Nearly half (46%) of Moneywise.co.uk users strongly agree with the statement that it’s their responsibility to keep themselves secure online.

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.

How much is your data worth to hackers?

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 | News

All your personal data can be bought online for as little as £820, according to new research, with scammers using the dark web to sell your stolen details to others.

Scam watch: One in five over 60s approached by scammers 10 times in the last year

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | News

One in five over 60s believe they’ve been approached over 10 times by scammers in the last year, according to a worrying survey carried out by Santander.

MPs ask Financial Ombudsman Service to address reported failings

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | News

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is under fire from MPs after a television investigation alleged poor training standards and decision making at the industry watchdog.

Google to ban cryptocurrency advertising

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | News

Google will ban cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) advertising on its platform by June.

Security concerns force Tesco Bank to cancel ‘tiny proportion’ of credit cards

Friday, 09 March 2018 | News

Some Tesco Bank credit card customers have had their cards cancelled amid security concerns, it’s been revealed.