Scams & rip-offs

How to beat online fraud

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Using the internet to shop, find information and manage their finances is second nature for many people.

Beware ‘we will buy your debt’ scam

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

“Mum suddenly cheered up. She had been out of sorts for a few weeks, and then the mists cleared – she told me she’d found an amazing company that could sort out a little problem she had fallen into.”

Avoid this investment scam

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

With the stockmarket going up and down like a 
yo-yo, what could be more helpful than a computer program that takes all the hard work out of picking winners?

Customer Service Awards 2009 - the winners

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 | Article

Nationwide has been named as the financial brand consumers trust the most, in Moneywise’s Customer Service Awards 2009.  The Awards are the result of a six-month long research investigation to find out what Britons really...

Fraud: how to get your money back

Monday, 09 May 2011 | News

Figures from CIFAS, the UK's Fraud Prevention Service, reveal a 20% increase in identity fraud during the first three months of 2010, when compared to the same time...

Don’t be fooled by an ethical label

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

In a memorable line from the 1980’s movie Wall Street, Michael Douglas, playing successful corporate raider Gordon Gekko, proclaims: “Greed is good”.

Watch out for this inheritance scam

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Perhaps it’s a result of the credit crunch, but no less than four Moneywise readers have been contacted by fraudsters in recent months, all peddling the same old scam.

Never get ripped off again

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

As a nation, we Brits don’t stand up for ourselves enough.

Beware restaurants' rip-off tricks

Monday, 22 June 2015 | Article

Going out for meal at a restaurant is all about treating yourself - letting your belt out rather than tightening it. But none of us can afford to be careless about what we spend these days.

Beware the buy-to-let marketing patter

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

In the September 2008 edition of Moneywise magazine, I listed the names of investment schemes we had warned against which had...