scams

Top tips for spotting a scam - more than five million Brits have fallen victim to financial fraud

More than five million Brits (10%) have fallen victim to a financial scam at some point in their lives, new research reveals.

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Just 10 weeks left to make a PPI claim - check you're eligible and avoid a claims management firm

Consumers are being urged to check if they are owed money, with just 10 weeks to go until the deadline for Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) compensation claims can be made.

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Music and sports fans warned about ticket scams this summer after victims lost £365 on average last year

Music and sports fans are being warned about a rise in ticket fraud after victims were scammed out of £365 on average last year.

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Scams round-up: what have the fraudsters been up to this month?

May 2019 was a huge month for personal fraud and scams in the UK.

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HMRC introduces new controls to stop scammers using fake taxman numbers

HM Revenue and Customs has introduced new controls to stop fraudsters spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers.

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Victims of push payment bank fraud will get refunds under new code from today

Bank account victims tricked into transferring money to fraudsters in 'authorised push payment' (APP) scams will find it easier to get their money back under a new code of conduct that comes into force today.

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Fresh hope for payment scam victims - how bank customers can get their money back

A new code that comes into effect on 28 May aims to ensure that victims of complex bank scams are reimbursed. Moneywise investigates how customers can get their money back

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HMRC raises £5m from targeting tax-evading 'puppy farms'

An HMRC task force has raised £5 million in tax, by targeting dog breeders selling puppies on the black market.

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Fraud victims failed by police, because they don’t 'bang, bleed or shout' claims damning report

Victims of fraud are being let down by the police, according to a damning new report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

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Binary options trading permanently banned for ordinary investors

The city watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed its decision to ban binary options.

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