Scams

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

Tuesday, 06 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

Thursday, 10 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.

New warning over pension scams

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | News

Retirees have been warned once again about pension scams after a financial adviser found that one in five over-50s may have been targeted by fraudsters looking to trick them out of their savings.

Scam Watch: beware scam pension sites

Thursday, 11 June 2015 | Article

Each year an estimated £600 million is stolen from the £2 trillion held in occupational pension funds by fiscally smart, white collar fraudsters.

ID theft is up by a third

Thursday, 28 May 2015 | News

Identity theft has risen by a third over the past year, according to UK fraud prevention service Cifas.