Scams

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.

Scam watch: beware fake Amazon emails

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 | News

Email fraudsters are trying to steal money from the bank accounts of unsuspecting consumers by pretending to be from online shopping site Amazon.

Scam watch: Investors urged to check opportunities are legit

Friday, 09 December 2016 | News

Investors – in particular those aged over 55 – have been urged by the regulator to take their time to check that investment opportunities are legitimate before they hand over their cash.

Look out for fake banknotes this Christmas

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 | News

In the lead up to Christmas, the independent crime-fighting charity, Crimestoppers, is warning the public to watch out for counterfeit bank notes.

Tesco Bank online service resumes following fraud hit

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 | News

Tesco Bank customers can now make online transactions after the bank announced “normal service” had resumed late last night.

Beware fraudsters offering a 'free pension review'

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 | News

Savers have been given a fresh warning by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to watch out for fraudsters targeting their hard-earned pensions.

Investors warned to be wary as scams using law firms rise

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 | News

Investors have been warned to be wary of scam “investment schemes” that use solicitors as middlemen to make such investments seem trustworthy and safe.

Fraudsters hit 20,000 Tesco Bank accounts: what you need to know

Monday, 07 November 2016 | News

Tesco Bank has blocked all online current account transactions after some 20,000 people had money fraudulently taken from their accounts this weekend.