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?
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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.
Fraud has become one of the most prevalent crimes in the UK. Here’s how we’re looking to help the public keep ahead of the criminals behind common scams.
We’ve been shown as many as four different TV licence phishing emails in the last few weeks. Here’s exactly what they look like – have you received one?
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 website selling TVs and other tech in November’s Black Friday sales wasn’t as it seemed. Here’s what happened when it started demanding bank transfers.
We’ve seen fake emails claiming to be from courier company DHL. Don’t be taken in – you don’t have a parcel to collect or track if the email looks like this.
Have you ever tried to turn the tables on a scammer? We’re looking to hear from scam victims who have fought back and taken action.