cold callers

Investors urged to report suspected scams

Thursday, 26 October 2017 | News

Investors - particularly those aged over 50 - are being urged by the financial regulator to report suspected fraudulent investment schemes.

Scam watch: Consumers putting themselves at risk by giving away personal info

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 | News

Too many Brits are putting themselves at risk of fraud by giving out sensitive personal information.

Nuisance PPI firm fined for making record 146 million illegal calls

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | News

A payment protection insurance (PPI) claims firm has been hit with a £350,000 fine after making 146 million illegal phone calls to consumers.

Ban on pension cold-calling announced but government fails to set implementation date

Sunday, 20 August 2017 | News

Savers will be pleased to hear the government has announced a crackdown on private pension cold calling.

New app helps block nuisance mobile calls

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 | News

A new app to help people screen nuisance calls to their mobile phone and make it easier for mobile users to log complaints about potential scams has been launched by the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

New service lets consumers halt donation requests from charities

Friday, 07 July 2017 | News

A new service has launched that gives consumers the right to opt out of receiving emails, telephone calls, texts and post from charities looking for donations.

Cold-calling firm responsible for 100m nuisance calls hit with record fine

Friday, 12 May 2017 | News

Keurboom Communications Ltd has been fined a record £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after plaguing consumers with 100 million automated calls made over an 18-month period.

Autumn Statement 2016: Government plans to tackle pension scammers

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 | News

The government will publish a consultation looking at ways to tackle pension scams before Christmas, chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his Autumn Statement.

Petition calls for ban on pensions and investment cold calling

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 | News

A petition to ban pension and investment cold-calling is gaining momentum and has won endorsement from former pension minister Steve Webb, who now works as director of policy at Royal London.

Cold callers selling high-risk products should be banned, says charity

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 | News

Cold callers promoting high-risk financial products, should be banned, according to leading debt charity StepChange.