Scams

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.

Half a billion Yahoo accounts stolen by hackers – Sky & BT email customers also at risk

Friday, 23 September 2016 | News

Yahoo has confirmed the accounts of 500 million people were stolen in 2014, in what the company has dubbed a “state sponsored attack” – meaning it believes another country’s government is behind the hack.

Scam watch: Prospective tenants - don't get hit by this £2,400 scam

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | News

Scammers are targeting people looking for rental accommodation.They demand deposits for properties that aren’t on the market and in some cases don’t even exist.

Financial fraud occurs every 15 seconds: protect yourself

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 | News

More than 1 million incidents of financial fraud were reported in the first six months of 2016, according to the latest figures published by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA).