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Posts tagged with "scam-watch"
Remote access software is commonly used by scammers to commit fraud. Here’s how it was used to transfer £5,000 from a victim’s PayPal account.
After a member of the public submitted contact details on a dodgy site, an imposter got in contact with them offering Pru bonds. Have you encountered a scam like this?
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.
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.
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.
SMS scams, commonly known as ‘smishing’ have been around for a while, but it looks like they’re getting more sophisticated. Have you received one like this?
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.
We were contacted after an alarmed member of the public had £30 taken from a shopping account they had previously closed. Was it a scam? Here’s what happened.
We’ve been made aware of fake adverts for Clarks Shoes circulating on Facebook. Here’s what you need to keep an eye out for to avoid being scammed.
A suspicious phone call followed a halted bank transfer for this member of the public. Here’s why you should always be wary of unexpected contact.