scams

Virgin Media customers urged to change passwords

Friday, 23 June 2017 | News

Virgin Media is urging 800,000 customers to update passwords on their internet routers after an investigation by Which? revealed security flaws.

Holidaymakers face rising prices due to fraudulent sickness claims

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 | News

Consumers making fraudulent sickness claims on their travel insurance are driving prices up for other holidaymakers and putting themselves at risk of jail time.

True money stories from smart people: Complain to gain

Thursday, 15 June 2017 | Article

Where there’s muck there’s brass they say. But did you know that it’s also true that where there are complaints there’s cash?

Scam watch: the holiday scams to be on your guard for this summer

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 | News

Holidaymakers are being warned to stay vigilant when they travel abroad this summer, with a number of scams being targeted at travellers.

Scam watch: beware ‘too good to be true’ holiday deals

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | News

Holidaymakers should beware fraudulent booking websites, after a 20% increase in reported cases of people being stung by scam travel sites.

Scam watch: ID fraud remains biggest threat to consumers

Thursday, 11 May 2017 | News

The number of fraud cases continues to rise, with identity crimes posing the biggest risk to consumers, according to new research.

Scam watch: Beware ‘NatWest’ text asking for account to be verified

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 | News

NatWest customers should beware what seems to be a scam text message doing the rounds this morning, which asks users to verify their account.

Scam watch: beware 'Ombudsman' cold callers

Thursday, 13 April 2017 | News

Scammers are trying to steal personal information by contacting consumers claiming to be from the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Data breach may hit 245,000 Wonga customers

Monday, 10 April 2017 | News

Around 245,000 former and existing Wonga customers may have had their data stolen, the payday lender has warned.

Scam watch: Data on mobiles, smart TVs and fitness trackers may be targeted by fraudsters

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 | News

Smart devices, such as mobile phones, TVs, and fitness trackers, which contain huge amounts of personal data, could be targeted by criminals seeking to commit extortion or fraud, a new report warns.