Scams & rip-offs

The four biggest concerns UK investors are worried about

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 | News

A new survey reveals what investors see as the biggest threats to UK businesses.

RBS and other banks increase provision for PPI claims

Friday, 23 February 2018 | News

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is the latest bank to set aside further cash to fund compensation for victims of the PPI scandal.

Scam watch: Fraudsters turn to romance to con victims

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 | News

NatWest has issued a Valentine’s Day warning against scammers who use emotional manipulation to defraud people.

Government fails to set a date for pensions cold call ban, again

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | News

Despite repeated calls from the pensions industry and the Work and Pensions Committee, the government has again failed to set a date for the implementation of a pensions cold calling ban.

Scam watch: Beware ‘ghost broking’ car insurance fraud

Monday, 12 February 2018 | News

Motorists are being alerted to the dangers of fraudsters who sell worthless insurance policies to unsuspecting members of the public.

Jeff Prestridge: Fraudsters want to make me a Bitcoin millionaire, turn my pension to cash and give me whiplash compensation

Monday, 12 February 2018 | Article

I am currently plagued by an unholy alliance of nuisance calls, texts and fraudsters. They are intent on trying to remove what little remains in my bank account now that I have paid my tax bill.

Scam watch: £87k a day lost to binary options scams

Monday, 29 January 2018 | News

Investors have been warned to be vigilant to the threat of online investment fraud, after the regulator has revealed that £87,000 a day was lost to binary options scams in 2017.  

Protect your money online with February’s Moneywise out now

Friday, 26 January 2018 | News

Beat the fraudsters, create the perfect password, and stop nuisance calls and texts with February’s Moneywise magazine, which is dedicated to protecting your money online.

Scam watch: Beware ‘tax rebate’ text messages

Friday, 26 January 2018 | News

Consumers are being warned to watch out for a convincing text-based scam offering tax rebates, after HMRC says it has stopped thousands of these messages from being sent to taxpayers.

Scam watch: Beware pension transfer cold calls as fraudsters ordered to repay £13.7m

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 | News

Pensioners and those approaching retirement should be aware of attempts by cold callers to dupe them into transferring their pensions into scam schemes.