Scams

What's a boiler room scam?

Monday, 06 January 2014 | Article

The boiler room scammer is a very skilled operator: plausible, persuasive and psychologically manipulative.

Just been scammed? Don't fall victim to the recovery room scam

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | Article

A type of investment fraud, the 'recovery room' scam, has mushroomed, trading on the desperation of those who have already been defrauded – often of their life savings.

Fight back against fraudsters

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 | Article

In these pressing times who can resist the opportunity of money for nothing: to get the fast train to riches without having to invest all hopes and pound coins on lottery tickets?

Watch out for the banks' scams

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Would you buy an investment product from a bank? Millions of people do.

Spot the fraudsters targeting your TV

Monday, 20 September 2010 | Article

Scammers jumping on the Sky Media bandwagon could be calling you one day soon. Sarah Coles advises you on how to spot them.

Spot the fraudsters targeting your TV

Monday, 27 September 2010 | Article

Barbara Sanderson, a 73-year-old retired sales assistant from Surrey, subscribed to Sky three years ago. She says: "I love the TV programmes, but don't really understand all the technology.

Wise up to fraud

Sunday, 18 July 2010 | Article

Discovering that someone has charged thousands of pounds worth of cash and goods to your credit card is scary.

How to spot auction fraud online

Thursday, 30 October 2014 | Article

In April 2010, the UK saw it's first conviction of an eBay trader for auction fixing.

Five holiday scams to watch out for

Monday, 15 April 2013 | News

Paying over the odds or falling victim to scammers could be your passport to a holiday from hell this summer. Here are five fraudsters you don't want to meet when it comes to your vacation.  

Am I a victim of ID theft?

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 | Article

"I have been notified of a CIFAS (the UK’s fraud prevention service) alert on my Equifax credit file. The category is for a “victim of impersonation” and the alert relates to a place I rented...