Scams & rip-offs

Scam watch: Don’t join the 130,000 victims of most popular scams

Friday, 11 May 2018 | News

Online fraud has reached epidemic proportions with the five most common scams in the UK totalling 130,202 cases in 2017, more than the populations of towns such as Watford (125,707) or Exeter (124,610).

Left in the lurch after BSM driving lessons

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | Article

Taking driving lessons can be a stressful time.

Scam watch: HMRC warns of rise in tax refund scams

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 | News

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is calling on taxpayers to stay vigilant in the fight against fraudsters, who are using email and text messages to scam them out of their savings. 

FCA warns over rising loan scams

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | News

Borrowers are being urged to be on alert after victims lost £3.5 million to loan scams in 2017. 

Identity fraud cases reached record levels in 2017

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | News

Identity fraud hit a record high in 2017, a worrying new report reveals.

World Cup fans warned about buying tickets from online touts

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | News

Football fans are being warned to be wary of online ticketing sites charging as much as £5,618 for a World Cup ticket.

UK and EU propose new consumer protections

Thursday, 12 April 2018 | News

The UK government has unveiled a series of proposals to modernise regulation of consumer markets, including stronger action against scams and making terms and conditions simpler to understand. 

Advertising watchdog cracks down on misleading delivery claims

Thursday, 12 April 2018 | News

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned retailers to stop ‘misleading’ consumers with false claims about delivery charges. 

My banking app has locked me out

Friday, 23 March 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader who has been blocked from his Revolut account.

Disillusioned consumers fail to complain about poor service

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | News

Less than a third of consumer gripes were reported to companies in 2017, with people put off complaining about poor services from banks, energy providers and retailers.