Scams & rip-offs

How much is your data worth to hackers?

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | News

All your personal data can be bought online for as little as £820, according to new research, with scammers using the dark web to sell your stolen details to others.

PerfectHome to repay millions to 37,000 customers

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | News

More than £2.1 million will be repaid to 37,000 customers of PerfectHome under a redress scheme approved by the financial regulator.  

Scam watch: One in five over 60s approached by scammers 10 times in the last year

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | News

One in five over 60s believe they’ve been approached over 10 times by scammers in the last year, according to a worrying survey carried out by Santander.

Google to ban cryptocurrency advertising

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | News

Google will ban cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) advertising on its platform by June.

Security concerns force Tesco Bank to cancel ‘tiny proportion’ of credit cards

Friday, 09 March 2018 | News

Some Tesco Bank credit card customers have had their cards cancelled amid security concerns, it’s been revealed.   

Scam victims can’t always expect bank help

Thursday, 08 March 2018 | Article

How easy is it to be tricked by crooks who steal money from your bank account?

Date for pension cold calling ban finally set by government

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 | News

Households should receive fewer pension cold calls from this summer as the government has finally set out a timetable for implementing a ban.  

Regulator steps in to protect push payment scam victims

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 | News

New rules to protect the victims of authorised push payment (APP) scams, are to be introduced by the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR).

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.