A member discovered his email had been hacked by fraudsters who plundered his details and attempted to steal funds using his signature. When his investment company contacted him, he knew it was an email scam.
A recent Which? Money investigation found that a legitimate-looking text message from a bank or credit card company could easily be a scammer in disguise… (more on scam text messages from banks…)
More than 18 months after the government established the Joint Fraud Taskforce to crack down on fraudsters, fraud in the UK is still on the rise. So what has this taskforce been up to?
Which? and Google have partnered up to deliver free training to help people stay safe online. Ronan Harris, Managing Director of Google UK and Ireland, has joined us as a guest author to explain how this partnership could help you…
Banks, building societies and other financial institutions have a duty to safeguard against fraud and money laundering. But we know that those safeguards don’t always work as scammers are still slipping through the net…
(more on excessive bank fraud controls…)
Latest Which? research has mapped fraud hotspots in the UK and revealed the ways that you could be targeted. So do you recognise any of these scams?
Scam emails are on the rise. The target for these fraudsters appears to be loyal customers of big name companies and organisations. We’ve seen one of the latest email scams phishing for your details which, on the face of it, appears to come from BT – have you?
Our latest research has found that people are still losing life-changing sums of money to fraudsters exploiting bank transfer payments. So, how much longer should we wait for effective action from industry?
Fraud is at record levels in the UK – but have you considered what more you can do to protect yourself from it?
Scammers are notoriously good at staying ahead of the curve in their techniques to trick you.
People looking for work could be easy prey for scammers. Keith Rosser from SAFERjobs joins us as a guest author to tell us more about employment scams.
(more about job scams…)
The Office of National Statistics reports nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes are committed every year, with one in ten falling victim. So are you savvy at spotting scams or could a fraudster fool you?
We hear so much about scams, but what’s it really like to suffer one? One man, who would prefer to remain anonymous, contacted us after a scammer pretending to be from his bank convinced him to transfer money to a ‘safe account’.
How would you know if a fraudster stole your identity and opened a bank account in your name? It’s a frightening prospect and one victim who contacted us only found it had happened to him when he checked his credit report. (more…)