Scams

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).

Scams costing Brits £6m a quarter

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 | News

British consumers lost almost £6 million in scams in the last three months of 2015 alone, according to figures from Citizen’s Advice.

A third of over-55s targeted by scammers

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 | News

One-in-three over-55s has been targeted by pension scammers in the last three months, according to the latest research from Retirement Advantage. This is up from one-in-five just over six months ago.

Tips to dodge the online dating cheats

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 | Article

While a sea of red and pink paper Valentines still keeps card shops in business, online dating has become the modern go-to option for many of those looking for love.

One in five lie about their will: ensure you don’t lose out

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | News

One in five people lie about the contents of their will according to new research.

HMRC to deliver 'a devastating hammer blow' to pension scam victims

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 | News

ACA Pension Life, a nationwide campaign group set up to speak up for victims of pension liberation scams, says those affected by scams are about to face a severe setback.

Pension scammers target bumper year

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 | News

Almost one in five over-55s think they have been targeted by financial fraudsters trying to scam them out of their retirement savings since April's pension freedoms came into force.

Football transfer crowdfunding? No thank you!

Monday, 16 November 2015 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

Update: This article has been amended following feedback from GiveInSport. They've since clarified they will refund money, less fees, in the event that a club does not accept donations.