Last Wednesday, the Payment Systems Regulator set out its plans for the design and development of an industry code to better protect people from bank transfer scams and provide a reimbursement scheme to help victims. Here, our guest, Paul Smith, the regulator’s head of policy, explains what it means.. (more on new PSR code…)
Our 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?
Banks have an obligation to crack down on fraud and prevent their accounts being used by scammers. But tight regulations mean opening an account can be tricky if you don’t have proof of address or are new to the UK. Do you think it could be easier or are the precautions justified? (more on opening bank accounts…)
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?
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?