boiler rooms

Are you safe from a carbon monoxide leak? Check your boiler during Gas Safety Week

It’s Gas Safety Week (18-24 September 2017), which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances that could result in gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Should you insure your boiler?

While temperatures in the UK remained in the low- to mid-20s for much of August and September, it’s easy to forget how cold it can get in winter and to think that boiler insurance is a waste of money.

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The top 10 scams to know and avoid

Scams, rip-offs and frauds cost us a staggering £30 billion a year, according to National Fraud Authority estimates.

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Are you on the latest investment scam suckers list?

City watchdog the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has once again written to tens of thousands of investors this week to warn them they could be targets of boiler room share fraudsters.

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What's a boiler room scam?

The boiler room scammer is a very skilled operator: plausible, persuasive and psychologically manipulative.

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Boiler room' scam warning

 

Shareholders of Octopus Investments venture capital trusts have been warned against a third party using its name in part of an illegal ‘boiler room’ scam.

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FSA reveals largest "suckers list" ever

Over 38,000 investors will be contacted by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) after the City watchdog recovered what could be the largest "suckers list" ever found.

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Investors warned over 'suckers list' scam

The Financial Services Authority and City of London Police have found a second boiler room 'suckers list', which contains the personal details of 1,000 investors.

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Stay safe from sophisticated share scams

If you were to receive a call out of the blue from a firm offering to sell you shares in a company, would you be tempted?
Some people would instantly smell a rat – but many others end...

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Scam victims to be reunited with cash

Around £270,000 recovered from a boiler-room scam is to be returned to victims in full, the financial watchdog has said.

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