Scams

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

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | News

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

Is it an investment scam? The telltale signs you're a target

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | Article

According to the FCA, the most vulnerable people are those in retirement who are actively looking for an investment opportunity.

One in eight over-50s targeted by pension scammers

Monday, 29 September 2014 | News

More than one in eight of over-50s has been contacted by a pension fraudster, a study by Fidelity Worldwide Investment has found.

Online dating scam victims losing £9k each

Friday, 19 September 2014 | News

The number of people falling victim to fraudsters posing as singles on dating websites rose by more than a quarter between June and August, Action Fraud has told Moneywise.

Three copycat websites banned by advertising watchdog

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | News

Three 'copycat' websites purporting to be official government services that have misled consumers and left them out of pocket have been banned by the advertising watchdog.

Scam Watch: The free trial scam

Monday, 15 September 2014 | Article

Today, figures from the Office for National Statistics show that three-quarters (74%) of Brits have bought goods or services online so far in 2014 - a jump from 53% in 2008.

Scam Watch: The 'Microsoft' scam

Monday, 08 September 2014 | Article

Today, figures from the Office for National Statistics show that three-quarters (74%) of Brits have bought goods or services online so far in 2015 - a jump from 53% in 2008.

Student scam alert: what freshers need to know

Friday, 05 September 2014 | News

Ruthless scammers are targeting students in a ploy to get them to hand over their mobile phones.

Scam Watch: Copycat websites

Monday, 01 September 2014 | Article

Today, figures from the Office for National Statistics show that three-quarters (74%) of Brits have bought goods or services online so far in 2014 - a jump from 53% in 2008.