scams

An investment opportunity or a load of bull?

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 | Article

Plenty of people claim to have made money out of cryptocurrencies and I reckon plenty more may in the future.

Beat the pension scammers

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 | Article

Pension freedoms were introduced in 2015, allowing over-55s to spend or invest their pension as they want.

Scam watch: Don’t join the 130,000 victims of most popular scams

Friday, 11 May 2018 | News

Online fraud has reached epidemic proportions with the five most common scams in the UK totalling 130,202 cases in 2017, more than the populations of towns such as Watford (125,707) or Exeter (124,610).

TSB crisis continues for a second week as scammers target customers

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 | News

TSB is warning customers not to reveal their security details, as thousands of users face a second week of not being able to access their accounts.

World Cup fans warned about buying tickets from online touts

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | News

Football fans are being warned to be wary of online ticketing sites charging as much as £5,618 for a World Cup ticket.

Scam watch: One in five over 60s approached by scammers 10 times in the last year

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | News

One in five over 60s believe they’ve been approached over 10 times by scammers in the last year, according to a worrying survey carried out by Santander.

Date for pension cold calling ban finally set by government

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 | News

Households should receive fewer pension cold calls from this summer as the government has finally set out a timetable for implementing a ban.  

Regulator steps in to protect push payment scam victims

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 | News

New rules to protect the victims of authorised push payment (APP) scams, are to be introduced by the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR).

One third of people don’t recognise pension scams

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 | News

New research shows the difficulties of spotting a pension scam as fraudsters get more sophisticated.

Scam watch: Fraudsters turn to romance to con victims

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 | News

NatWest has issued a Valentine’s Day warning against scammers who use emotional manipulation to defraud people.