Scams

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, 14 February 2017 | 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!

Thursday, 10 December 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.

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.