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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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Binary options trading permanently banned for ordinary investors

The city watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed its decision to ban binary options.

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NatWest/RBS offer no joy to scam victims

"I went online and 'Frozen Account' was written across my screen"

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Beware new council tax scam where fraudsters offer you a refund

Fraudsters are targeting people in a new council tax scam by suggesting they are owed a refund.

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"I was a potential victim of a TV licence email scam": Moneywise readers best comments and letters in March 2019

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers the star of which will win a £50 M&S giftcard. Here are the best of March 2019

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Scam watch: beware pug bandits selling pets and accessories online that don’t exist

Prospective pet owners should be careful of adverts for pets from fraudsters, Action Fraud is warning.

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Bank transfer scam victims to be refunded under new rules

People tricked into transferring bank payments to fraudsters in 'authorised push payment' scams will find it easier to get their money back under new plans.

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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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Are gangs to blame for pension scams? Regulator highlights "fraudster families" at the centre of major pension fraud

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has shed some light on the criminals at the centre of multi-million-pound pension scams - so-called “fraudster families.”

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