Scams

Is the $10 credit card scam on its way to the UK?

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 | News

A major US consumer protection group is warning about a new scam that could see UK consumers' debit and credit cards hit with an unexplained charge of $9.84.

Government launches 'cyber streetwise' anti-scam campaign

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | News

The government has launched a new campaign to help people protect themselves while shopping or banking online.

Scam watch: beware fraudulent Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets

Monday, 06 January 2014 | News

The Metropolitan Police has issued a warning for consumers over fraudulent Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets, which went on sale on 1 January 2014.

Scam Watch: student loan fraud warning

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | News

The police have issued a warning about scams targeted at students, following the conviction of a man jailed for a £1.5 million student loan scam.

My bank won’t refund me for fraud on my card

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | Question and Answer

Christmas shopping 2013: the fake gifts to watch out for

Friday, 06 December 2013 | News

The average person will spend £367 on presents this year, according to Gocompare.com. But whatever you spend, Trading Standards officers have issued a warning to be on the lookout for festive fakes.

Beware the online dating scams

Monday, 14 October 2013 | Article

Love doesn't cost a thing, or so they say.

Vishing' phone scams on the rise

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | News

Fraudsters are increasingly posing as legitimate organisations over the phone to steal people's financial information and empty their bank accounts in a scam known as 'vishing', according to Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK...

Holiday scams cost consumers over £3,500

Monday, 19 August 2013 | News

Consumers falling victim to scams while on holiday are losing an average of £3,677, according to a survey by consumer rights group Which?

Drivers warned about 'flash for cash' scam

Friday, 16 August 2013 | News

Drivers have been warned by anti-fraud experts about a car insurance scam known as 'flash for cash'.