A fake text message purporting to be from the NHS has been circulating, demanding that you ‘order a PCR testing kit’. Here’s what it looks like.
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Five years since our super-complaint to the regulator highlighting the risk to consumers from authorised push payment (APP) scams, victims are still being let down.
It’s often hard to know which text messages you can trust. We’re asking businesses to adopt our SMS best practice guide to help consumers spot scam texts and have more trust in business messaging.
With reports of some individuals doctoring Covid test certificates, we want to explore if it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Are you aware of similar behaviour?
Algorithms deliver ads to apparently best serve your shopping needs, but how much do you trust an online advert? Are they a help or hindrance?
Fraudsters peddling health supplements are still using famous faces, such as Dragons’ Den’s Deborah Meaden, to lure victims. Here’s how they’re now using fake courier websites.
Fraudsters continue to use fake vehicle tax emails as a means to obtain sensitive information. Here are some examples to keep an eye out for.
We’re seeing an increasing number of fake emails successfully spoofing official email domains. Watch out for this fake Bitcoin email arriving from ‘Selfridges’.
Scammers are hoping to cash in on any confusion around the end of pandemic restrictions – watch out for these fake emails and texts.
Sainsbury’s has confirmed that an email promising £90 for taking part in a ‘marketing survey’ has nothing to do with it. Here’s what the email looks like.
Every year, Citizens Advice runs Scams Awareness Fortnight with the Consumer Protection Partnership. Our guest explains what they’ve learnt about scams over the past year.
We’re calling on the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) to introduce new transparency requirements on banks so that customers can see exactly how they treat and reimburse victims of APP scams.
It’s been a few months since the deadline for the 2021 Census in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, but scammers are still trying their luck with fake texts threatening fines for not completing your survey properly.
Today marks the two year anniversary of the Contingent Reimbursement Model (CRM) Code. Here’s how it’s worked in practice, plus a round-up of FAQs.