There’s no such thing as a ‘victimless crime’ when it comes to fraud. As losses soar, we’re calling for paid-advertising to be brought into the Online Safety Bill.
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A familiar phishing scam has returned: scammers are trying their luck at convincing people they need to renew antivirus protection they didn’t know they had.
Fake marketing surveys promising gift cards of up to £100 for filling them out are impersonating the likes of ASDA, Morrisons and Tesco. Here’s what they look like.
Major online platforms have access to some of the most sophisticated technology in the world, so why can’t they effectively protect people from harm when using their sites?(more…)
A fake text message purporting to be from the NHS has been circulating, demanding that you ‘order a PCR testing kit’. Here’s what it looks like.
Five years since our super-complaint to the regulator highlighting the risk to consumers from authorised push payment (APP) scams, victims are still being let down.
It’s often hard to know which text messages you can trust. We’re asking businesses to adopt our SMS best practice guide to help consumers spot scam texts and have more trust in business messaging.
With reports of some individuals doctoring Covid test certificates, we want to explore if it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Are you aware of similar behaviour?
Being told you’ve won a competition may sound like great news at first, but think back – do you even remember entering one?
Algorithms deliver ads to apparently best serve your shopping needs, but how much do you trust an online advert? Are they a help or hindrance?
Fraudsters peddling health supplements are still using famous faces, such as Dragons’ Den’s Deborah Meaden, to lure victims. Here’s how they’re now using fake courier websites.
Fraudsters continue to use fake vehicle tax emails as a means to obtain sensitive information. Here are some examples to keep an eye out for.
We’re seeing an increasing number of fake emails successfully spoofing official email domains. Watch out for this fake Bitcoin email arriving from ‘Selfridges’.
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.