Scams

Scam Alert: PayPal fraud warning

Friday, 09 May 2014 | News

Cyber con artists are posing as members of the PayPal security team investigating suspected fraud on a user's account in yet another phishing scam.

Scam Watch: Beware the £500 Green Deal scam

Thursday, 24 April 2014 | News

Fraudsters are using the government's Green Deal energy-efficiency scheme to con households out of cash - in many cases by as much as £500.

Scam alert: Apple iTunes account 'suspension'

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 | News

Moneywise has learnt of an Apple iTunes email scam doing the rounds.

Q&A: how to protect yourself from the Heartbleed bug

Thursday, 10 April 2014 | News

Sensitive personal details could have been stolen from half a million websites by a "catastrophic" cyber attack using a virus called Heartbleed.

Budget 2014: New 'threepenny' £1 coin to fight fraudsters revealed

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | News

This is the new £1 coin - designed to help beat counterfeiters and fraudsters – that has been unveiled ahead of today's budget.

Holidaymakers tricked out of £7m in 2013

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 | News

Holidaymakers were tricked out of an estimated £7 million by fraudsters in 2013, according to the police and travel association ABTA.

Scam watch: The green energy scam

Monday, 24 February 2014 | News

Consumers are being advised to be on the lookout for cold calls from criminals claiming to represent legitimate energy companies selling "green energy".

Scam Watch: Flappy Bird app scam warning

Friday, 14 February 2014 | News

You may have noticed your friends, children or grandchildren obsessively playing a new mobile phone game called Flappy Bird - it had topped the Apple app charts and been downloaded 50 million times on Android before its...

Scam Watch: Beware the LinkedIn scam

Thursday, 06 February 2014 | News

Aberdeen Asset Management is warning people to look out for emails from fraudsters purporting to be from the company.

Warning over FIFA World Cup football lottery scam

Thursday, 30 January 2014 | News

Beware fraudulent letters claiming you have won a big cash prize in the "International FIFA World Cup Online Lottery".