Scams

‘It’s my responsibility to keep myself secure online,’ say Moneywise users: 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: Christmas shopping fraud rises by a quarter

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 | News

Shoppers are being urged to be aware of the dangers of fraud in the lead-up to Christmas, as last winter saw a 25% rise in reported shopping fraud.

Scam watch: Be wary of ‘fake’ police asking to check your cash

Thursday, 30 November 2017 | News

Consumers are being warned to be wary of police officers who may not be who they seem.

Scam watch: ‘Money muling’ on the rise – what it is and how to protect yourself

Monday, 27 November 2017 | News

Consumers are at risk of having their bank accounts shut down due to a rise in them being used for ‘money muling’, according to fraud prevention service Cifas.

Scam watch: Beware fake supermarket vouchers sent via WhatsApp

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 | News

Users of messaging app WhatsApp have been warned to beware scam messages claiming to offer supermarket vouchers.

Scam watch: Three-quarters of Brits have been targeted by phishing fraudsters

Thursday, 05 October 2017 | News

Almost three-quarters (74%) of British adults have been targeted by phishing scams in the last year, with fraudsters using increasingly sophisticated tactics to con their victims.

Scam watch: Banks better at busting fraud, but consumers must not drop their guard

Monday, 02 October 2017 | News

Fraudsters are finding it harder to rip off banks and their customers according to the latest data from UK Finance, a new trade association representing the banking industry.

Fight for your rights: Two online ‘trading’ companies took £368 in fees

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | Article

Moneywise columnist Simon Read helps a reader that has lost money to two online 'trading' companies.

Scam watch: Robert Downey Jr issues fraud warning to fans

Monday, 28 August 2017 | News

Actor Robert Downey Jr has issued a warning after scam artists posed as him online and attempted to fraudulently take money from his fans.

Scam watch: Identity fraud soars to record levels

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 | News

Identity (ID) fraud has risen to a record level, accounting for over half (56%) of all fraud cases reported to fraud prevention firm Cifas by its members.

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.