Scams

Stay safe from sophisticated share scams

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 | Article

If you were to receive a call out of the blue from a firm offering to sell you shares in a company, would you be tempted?
Some people would instantly smell a rat – but many others end...

The dangers of online dating

Wednesday, 10 February 2010 | Article

Twenty years ago internet dating was just for a handful of techie types. Now it has soared in popularity, with a YouGov survey finding 49% of men and 41% of women have used internet dating sites...

The worst passwords to use online

Tuesday, 02 February 2010 | News

Thousands of consumers are leaving themselves at risk from fraud and identity theft because the shortness and...

How to spot a cowboy tradesman

Thursday, 28 January 2010 | Article

Everyone has a story of a friend or relative who has fallen prey to a dodgy tradesman. Perhaps they were outrageously overcharged for plumbing work, a building job was done badly, or they were...

Avoid the crash-for-cash scammers

Thursday, 19 November 2009 | Article

In the last three years hundreds of motorists have had the same experience; they were driving round a roundabout when suddenly the car in front slammed on the breaks, leaving them no time to stop.

Are you advertising your home to burglars?

Thursday, 12 November 2009 | Article

Dave Turner, a 22-year-old intern from London, was excited about going to Glastonbury this year. He updated his Facebook status when he bought the tickets and again when he was about to leave.

Protect your computer from fraudsters

Wednesday, 21 October 2009 | Article

So many of us rely on the internet – yet many people are still frightened of online fraud from phishing emails and online scams.

Don't be fooled by the online fakes

Wednesday, 30 September 2009 | Article

Hannah James, a 23-year-old teaching assistant from London, is passionate about shoes, but less keen on spelling.

Will writing scams to avoid

Friday, 11 September 2009 | Article

Personally, I’m not planning to die... ever. I have far too much to do, and it appears I’m not alone.

How to beat online fraud

Monday, 24 August 2009 | Article

Using the internet to shop, find information and manage their finances is second nature for many people.