The National Trading Standards Scams Team is today launching its ‘FASathon’ 2020. Our guest, Louise Baxter MBE, explains how you can get involved.
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An advert appearing on Facebook doesn’t mean the retailer behind it is genuine. Here’s why it’s important to do your research before heading to the checkout.
The financial impact of online scams is easy to see, but we don’t talk enough about how else this type of fraud affects us. How do scams impact your behaviour online?
After an initial plodding response, Monzo refunded a fraud victim in full. Here’s how we helped, and why banks have a responsibility to protect your money.
We first warned about Green Homes Grant scams in July, but fake adverts are continuing to appear. Our guest from Trading Standards Scotland explains what to watch out for.
A phishing email purporting to be from British Gas is fraudulently promising customers a ‘refund’ of more than £400. Have you come across it?
Not all third-party sites advertising in search engine results are fraudulent, but you do need to be cautious. Here’s how a member of the public was caught out.
We were contacted when a member of the public spotted unauthorised transactions on their card. But what are these mystery ‘social score’ payments?
Reports of pet scams in April more than tripled compared with March. Have you seen one? Here’s how they work and what you need to watch out for.
A convincing fake text message purporting to be from O2 is doing the rounds. Have you received it? Here’s what makes this one particularly dangerous.
We’re all shopping online more during the pandemic, so it’s important we’re vigilant of scams and fakes. Have you spotted any suspicious websites lately?
Lockdown restrictions easing may see scammers looking for new ways to take advantage. Have you had a rogue trader knock on your door lately?
Has your data been compromised in a cyber attack? Have you noticed any fraudulent or suspicious activity as a result? We want to hear about your experiences.
You can now report scam adverts you spot online to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) – will you be making the most of the new tool?