scams

Scam watch: ID fraud levels down but scammers trying new tricks

Thursday, 16 August 2018 | News

Levels of identity fraud have fallen for the first time since 2014, according to the latest data from fraud prevention service, Cifas.

Watchdogs launch campaign to raise awareness of pension scams

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 | News

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) have teamed up to launch a new TV and radio advertising campaign to raise awareness of pension scams.

Scam watch: card fraud soars to more than £2bn

Thursday, 09 August 2018 | News

More than £2 billion has been stolen from UK credit and debit cards in the past 12 months, an increase of 38% on the previous period.

Scam watch: Northumbria Police pension ruling offers hope to scam victims

Monday, 06 August 2018 | News

A landmark ruling is offering fresh hope to the victims of pension scams, after the Pension Ombudsman ruled that the Northumbria Police failed in its duty to protect one of its members.

Scam watch: beware cold calls from 'pension regulator' fraudsters

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | News

Workers may be targeted by scammers who are falsely claiming to be from The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

Treasury picks 'good day to bury bad news' as it lays out delayed pension cold-calling ban timeline

Friday, 13 July 2018 | News

A former pensions minister has accused the government of ‘burying bad news’ as the Treasury made a statement to Parliament on pensions cold calling on the same day as the publication of the now-infamous Brexit White Paper...

Pension cold-calling ban delayed till autumn

Friday, 29 June 2018 | News

A ban on pension cold calling has been delayed until autumn, the government has confirmed.

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).