Scams

How to fight fraudsters: the psychology of scams

Find out how to recognise – and overcome – the psychological tactics that scammers use, playing on insecurity and anxiety so they can get their hands on your money

Victims lose £14,600 to cryptocurrency scams amid warnings about fake celebrity endorsements on social media

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | News

Fraudsters are using fake celebrity endorsements on social media to target consumers with investment scams on bogus online trading platforms, the financial regulator has warned.

Fresh hope for payment scam victims - how bank customers can get their money back

Friday, 17 May 2019 | Article

A new code that comes into effect on 28 May aims to ensure that victims of complex bank scams are reimbursed. Moneywise investigates how customers can get their money back

UK holidaymakers lost over £7 million to fraudsters last year - here's how you can avoid being a victim

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 | News

Unsuspecting holidaymakers lost millions of pounds to travel fraudsters last year in travel-related scams, a new report reveals.

TSB says all customers who are a victim of fraud will get a refund

Monday, 15 April 2019 | News

TSB says it will refund customers who are victims of any type of fraud as part of its new fraud guarantee.

Fraudsters trick victims out of £4,526 in bank transfer scams last year as banks refund less than a quarter of lost money

Friday, 22 March 2019 | News

Fraudsters managed to trick victims into paying them £354 million in bank transfer scams last year, new figures from UK Finance show.

Beware new council tax scam where fraudsters offer you a refund

Monday, 18 March 2019 | News

Fraudsters are targeting people in a new council tax scam by suggesting they are owed a refund.

"I was a potential victim of a TV licence email scam": Moneywise readers best comments and letters in March 2019

Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Blog | By The Moneywise Team

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers the star of which will win a £50 M&S giftcard. Here are the best of March 2019

Scam watch: beware pug bandits selling pets and accessories online that don’t exist

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | News

Prospective pet owners should be careful of adverts for pets from fraudsters, Action Fraud is warning.

Bank transfer scam victims to be refunded under new rules

Friday, 01 March 2019 | News

People tricked into transferring bank payments to fraudsters in 'authorised push payment' scams will find it easier to get their money back under new plans.

Instagram users scammed out of £8,900 EACH in "get rich quick" investment schemes

Monday, 25 February 2019 | News

Instagram users are being warned about fraudulent investment posts offering “get rich quick” schemes which have cost users over £3 million.