scams

Identity of Countdown's Rachel Riley is stolen by HSBC - but all is not as it seems

Social media users were shocked to learn at the weekend that Countdown’s Rachel Riley gets all the answers fed to her through an earpiece after the presenter posted a tell-all confessional video.

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When phishing gets personal

There I was scrolling through my email, past the never-ending promotions from every online retailer I have ever shopped with, when one more personal message stopped me in my tracks.

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Fake tax refund scam targeting university students reaching unprecedented numbers, warns HMRC

University students are being targeted by scammers sending them fake tax refund letters in an effort to steal money and personal details, HM Revenue and Customs warns.

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Beware fake poppy merchandise: Fraudsters are selling counterfeit goods ahead of Remembrance Day

Consumers are being urged to be aware of fake poppy merchandise being pedalled by fraudsters ahead of Remembrance Day.

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Banking meltdown? How not to go into the red

IT banking failures are increasingly common, leaving millions of customers locked out of their accounts. In some cases, customers are then falling prey to scammers. Here’s how to protect yourself

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New name check rules will alert bank customers if they transfer money to fraudsters

From next year banks will have to alert customers if they transfer money to a new account and the name does not match as part of a new scheme from the UK payments operator.

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Scam watch: Number of young people acting as money mules rises by 26% in one year

The number of young people acting as money mules has risen by over a quarter in the last 12 months, new figures reveal.

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Tesco Bank fined £16.4 million for failing to protect customers in cyber attack

Customers caught up in Tesco Bank’s security breach in 2016 have had some justice served as the provider is fined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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How to fight fraudsters: the psychology of scams

Find out how to recognise – and overcome – the psychological tactics that scammers use, playing on insecurity and anxiety so they can get their hands on your money

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British Airways “deeply sorry” for website hack - 380,000 card details stolen

British Airways (BA) is investigating the theft of customer data from its website and its mobile app following a data breach.

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