Scams

Scam Watch: Free trial scams

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | Article

It is rare to get something for nothing - and when it comes to 'free' trials, the only thing you're likely to be left with is a hole in your wallet.

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

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 | 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, 22 June 2015 | 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

Thursday, 13 August 2015 | News

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

Scam Watch: Copycat websites

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 | 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.

Five signs you're a victim of identity theft

Monday, 22 June 2015 | News

More than 132,000 cases of identity-related fraud were recorded in the UK last year – the equivalent of 350 people falling victim every day - according to new figures from Experian CreditExpert.