Scams

Five signs you're a victim of identity theft

Monday, 01 September 2014 | 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.

Restaurant scam targets unsuspecting diners

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | News

Fraudsters are targeting restaurant diners through a new phone scam, according to Financial Fraud Action UK.

Five arrests made over copycat websites

Monday, 07 July 2014 | News

Five scammers have been arrested for running copycat websites that aim to rip off consumers looking to buy government services online.

One in 10 eBay complaints relate to scams

Thursday, 03 July 2014 | News

One in six complaints about products or services advertised on Gumtree, and one in 10 about sales at eBay, are a scam or potential scam, Citizens Advice (CA) research has revealed.

Scam alert: the sick text trick targeting parents

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | News

Moneywise has learnt of a distressing text scam targeting parents. The intended victim receives a text from an unknown number, which is actually a scammer posing as their child.

Scam alert: Fraudsters attack online dating sites

Monday, 23 June 2014 | News

Shifting their focus from banks and other financial institutions, gangs of criminals are running massive, dedicated phishing campaigns against dating sites.

Scam Alert: Two weeks to protect your bank details

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 | News

A global network of hacked computers aiming to steal bank details has been halted temporarily, giving Brits two weeks to protect themselves.

Scam alert: UAACO prize reminder

Friday, 30 May 2014 | News

A sophisticated mail scam is targeting victims by sending a final reminder for claiming a competition prize worth up to £20,000.

eBay users urged to change passwords after cyber attack

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | News

eBay users have been told to change their passwords following a cyber attack on one of the online giant's databases.

Scam Watch: Beware 'free' pension reviews

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | News

Consumers are being warned to be wary of agreeing to a 'free pension review' that could seriously jeopardise their retirement savings.