Dodgy merchants have been luring people in with impressive claims about CBD oil. Have you seen these online adverts? Here’s what to look out for.
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With the public giving to charities more generously in the festive season, the Fundraising Regulator has six tips to make sure your money goes to the right places.
With the deadline for self assessment tax filing approaching on 31 January 2021, HMRC has issued a scam warning. Here’s what you need to be wary of.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), together with the Cabinet Office, Home Office and DCMS, has relaunched its Cyber Aware campaign to cover the festive period. Our guest explains how they’re helping keep consumers safe online.
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?
Cold callers are taking advantage of people keen to stay healthy during the pandemic by offering cut-price vitamins and supplements. Here’s what to watch out for.
An automated scam call is impersonating Amazon Prime, telling victims their subscription will be ‘renewed’ for £39.99. Here’s what you need to watch out for.
Complaints about rogue cold-calling roofers to the Confederation of Roofing Contractors (CORC) remain high. Our guest explains how you can avoid falling victim.
A member of the public received an official-looking email purporting to be from Microsoft, but it’s a scam designed to steal bank details. Here’s how it works.
The National Trading Standards Scams Team is today launching its ‘FASathon’ 2020. Our guest, Louise Baxter MBE, explains how you can get involved.
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.
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?