Scams

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.

Scam watch: Data on mobiles, smart TVs and fitness trackers may be targeted by fraudsters

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 | News

Smart devices, such as mobile phones, TVs, and fitness trackers, which contain huge amounts of personal data, could be targeted by criminals seeking to commit extortion or fraud, a new report warns.

Scam watch: tactics investment fraudsters use to target over-55s revealed

Monday, 06 March 2017 | News

Scammers posing as investment experts are targeting people aged over 55, resulting in consumers being urged to think twice before accepting any unsolicited “advice”.

Scam watch: NHS staff targeted by tax swindlers

Monday, 20 February 2017 | News

NHS employees, as well as other public and private sector staff, are being targeted by fake tax rebate firms a police agency has warned.

Dating fraud victims lose £40m: stay safe when looking for love

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 | News

People looking for love have been warned to ‘Date Safe’ (#datesafe) as part of a new campaign launched in the run up to Valentine’s Day in a bid to battle online dating fraudsters.

Scam watch: Crime survey reveals 3% increase in fraud offences

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 | News

Fraud offences increased by 3% annually in the year to September 2016, according to the latest Crime Survey from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Accident claims firms are UK's worst nuisance callers

Monday, 16 January 2017 | News

More than 30 million nuisance calls are made every week, with accident claims firms being the most common thorn in the public’s side.