Scams

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.

Scam alert: criminals targeting social media users

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 | News

Consumers have been warned that criminals are increasingly using social media to recruit unwitting 'money mules' that help them launder money.

Whiplash fraudsters waste 1m NHS hours a year

Friday, 13 February 2015 | News

NHS doctors see around 116,000 patients they suspect are exaggerating or feigning whiplash injuries to claim compensation fraudulently every month, a shock report has found.

Free-trial scams cost RBS customers £30k a day

Monday, 09 February 2015 | News

Free trial scams have duped RBS customers out of £2.9 million, or £30,000 each day, since last June.

Scam artists using Fidelity name to lure investors

Thursday, 15 January 2015 | News

Financial fraudsters are using the name of fund management group Fidelity to con investors out of their cash.

A third of Brits targeted by pension scammers

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | News

More than a third of Brits have been targeted by 'pension liberation' fraudsters, an insurer has found. The majority of scammers are using emails and texts to target their victims.

Phone scams cost Brits £23.9m over past year

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 | News

More than half of mobile phone users have been targeted by phone scammers in the past year, new research has revealed.

One in six fall victim to cyber crime

Monday, 24 November 2014 | News

One in six Brits have been the victim of an online cyber attack, new research has revealed.

Scam Watch: Rogue will writers

Thursday, 13 November 2014 | Article

Most of us spend a lot of our time building up assets so that we can live comfortably and look after our families.

Scam alert: 'Number spoofing' on the rise

Thursday, 19 February 2015 | News

Consumers are being warned of a telephone scam that see fraudsters trick people into thinking they are talking to their bank.