Scams & rip-offs

Investment scam victims lose £29,000 on average as fraudsters go online - here's what to look out for

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 | News

The financial watchdog is warning the public to be on their guard against investment scams after new figures reveal that victims are losing on average £29,000.

Why are my insurance premiums rising 89%?

Friday, 25 January 2019 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader with soaring insurance premiums

Harveys Furniture ruined my Christmas

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader who had Christmas ruined by a missing sofa.

Scam watch: TV Licence phishing scam leaves victims £200,000 out of pocket

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 | News

Fraudsters are sending out fake TV Licensing emails to steal personal and financial information in order to trick people into parting with their cash.

Why can’t I write a cheque in blue ink?

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader trying to pay in cheques

Barclays sees sense over mortgage for 90-year-old

Monday, 31 December 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader who wanted to extend their mortgage

Another John Lewis tale of woe

Friday, 28 December 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader with a damaged kitchen

Sainsbury’s won’t give me the cash on my currency card

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader hoping to recover cash from a pre-paid card

Estate agent wants £13,500 fee - for not selling my house

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 | Article

It can be stressful enough trying to sell your home, without an estate agent making things worse.

Identity of Countdown's Rachel Riley is stolen by HSBC - but all is not as it seems

Monday, 26 November 2018 | News

Social media users were shocked to learn at the weekend that Countdown’s Rachel Riley gets all the answers fed to her through an earpiece after the presenter posted a tell-all confessional video.