Scams

Warning for consumers as scam reports rise

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | News

One of the UK’s biggest high street banks is warning consumers to be on high alert for scams as it unveils its list of the scams Britons are falling for the most.

Pension fraudsters contact one in seven over-55s

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | News

Research from Portus Consulting found that 14 per cent of working people over-55 believe they have been targeted by pension scheme scammers since April.

Cyber attack on TalkTalk: what should you do?

Friday, 23 October 2015 | News

An investigation by the Metropolitan Police has been launched into a ‘cyber attack’ on communications firm TalkTalk that could see hundreds of thousands of customers’ data stolen by hackers.

Pension freedoms leave savers vulnerable to scams

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | News

In a report looking at the effect the freedoms have had since their introduction in April, the Work and Pensions Committee warns that giving people easier access to what might be their largest saving pot increases the...

Businesses warned of new spoof email scam

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 | News

Scammers are posing as senior personnel to convince employees to transfer money from businesses, according to a new report from Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK).

Fraud rises 10% in a year

Thursday, 15 October 2015 | News

Almost 600,000 cases of fraud were referred to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau over the past year, a 9.4% increase, according to figures published today.

Banking and card fraud rises to £325 million

Friday, 02 October 2015 | News

Losses from fraudulent use of payment cards, cheques, and online and mobile banking rose 6% to £325.3 million in the first half of 2015, according to figures released today.

Six Rugby World Cup scams and rip-offs

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 | News

With the start of the Rugby World Cup less than a fortnight away, fans are being urged to watch out for scams and rip-offs targeting them.

Britain's financial fraud hotspots

Friday, 07 August 2015 | News

Berkshire has been identified as the UK's hotspot for financial fraud with one in every 117 residents falling victim to criminals.

HMRC warns fraudsters are targeting tax credit renewals

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 | News

Individuals renewing tax credits ahead of the 31 July deadline have been urged to watch out for scammers targeting them.