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In March Which? launched a tool to help the public make us aware of different types of scams. Here’s some of the key data recorded so far.
The tech giants are not doing enough to stop lives being devastated by fraud. We’re demanding the government includes scams in the Online Safety Bill.
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.
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.
Ever received unexpected calls telling you that cover for your washing machine, oven, dishwasher or other home appliance cover is due for renewal?
If you’ve received a pre-recorded message or phone call claiming your National Insurance number has been compromised, you can safely ignore it. It’s a scam.
The Master Locksmiths Association is warning homeowners to be on their guard for rogue locksmiths ripping off consumers. Here it explains what to watch out for.
An email purporting to be from Dyson is promising ‘prizes’ as part of a fake loyalty program. Dyson has confirmed it has nothing to do with the communication.
In this comment piece for The Telegraph, Which? CEO Anabel Hoult calls on the UK Government to stand up to tech giants to end the scourge of online scams.(more…)
Derek may have ‘only’ lost £29.93 to a fake Clarks advert on Facebook, but all scams take their toll, and these numbers add up. Here, he describes his experience.
Citizens Advice continues to help people with a wide range of scams through the pandemic. Here, it joins us to spread awareness and explain more about its work.
In January, Which? member Sue thought she’d been invited to get the COVID-19 vaccine, only to realise just in time it was a fake text message. This is her story.
Fraudsters attempted to wipe out a victim’s entire bank balance by setting up a clone Royal Mail website. Here’s how the scam worked and how it was stopped.