fraud

Where are the UK fraud hotspots? New research reveals the places you are most likely to get scammed

New research has found that London is the fraud capital of the UK, while Sussex is a hotspot for dating scams.

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Top tips for spotting a scam - more than five million Brits have fallen victim to financial fraud

More than five million Brits (10%) have fallen victim to a financial scam at some point in their lives, new research reveals.

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HMRC introduces new controls to stop scammers using fake taxman numbers

HM Revenue and Customs has introduced new controls to stop fraudsters spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers.

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John Lewis specialist home insurance now covers cybercrime - and could pay up if you fall victim to online fraud

John Lewis is now offering specialist home insurance customers cover for cyber-fraud up to a value of £50,000.

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UK holidaymakers lost over £7 million to fraudsters last year - here's how you can avoid being a victim

Unsuspecting holidaymakers lost millions of pounds to travel fraudsters last year in travel-related scams, a new report reveals.

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HMRC raises £5m from targeting tax-evading 'puppy farms'

An HMRC task force has raised £5 million in tax, by targeting dog breeders selling puppies on the black market.

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Fraud victims failed by police, because they don’t 'bang, bleed or shout' claims damning report

Victims of fraud are being let down by the police, according to a damning new report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

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Instagram users scammed out of £8,900 EACH in "get rich quick" investment schemes

Instagram users are being warned about fraudulent investment posts offering “get rich quick” schemes which have cost users over £3 million.

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Renters beware: Fraudsters are posing as landlords in a new deposit scam

Renters are being warned about fraudsters pretending to be landlords who ask for up-front deposits.

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Investment scam victims lose £29,000 on average as fraudsters go online - here's what to look out for

The financial watchdog is warning the public to be on their guard against investment scams after new figures reveal that victims are losing on average £29,000.

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