scams

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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Investment scam victims lose £29,000 on average as fraudsters go online - here's what to look out for

The financial watchdog is warning the public to be on their guard against investment scams after new figures reveal that victims are losing on average £29,000.

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The day crooks tried to buy £600 of champagne with my debit card

Even financial journalists can be targeted by fraudsters, as Edmund Greaves has discovered

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Pensions fraud victims may be "unaware for years" they've been scammed - and for many it's too late

Thousands of pension savers have fallen victim to companies that have now been closed down by regulators, but many could be unaware for months or even years thanks to the way scammers operate.

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Scam watch: TV Licence phishing scam leaves victims £200,000 out of pocket

Fraudsters are sending out fake TV Licensing emails to steal personal and financial information in order to trick people into parting with their cash.

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Government announces date for pensions cold calling ban after more than TWO YEARS in the works – by tweeting it

From 9 January it will be against the law for firms or individuals to call people about pensions out of the blue.

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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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