Do you need to laden your PC down with lots of paid-for security software to stay safe in this apparent virus-ridden day and age? Well, not according to a recent Which? Computing investigation.
Identity-theft insurance is a waste of money. That’s long been our opinion here at Which? But we think that the latest scare tactics employed by some banks are treating customers even worse.
Have you heard the one about the boiler room scam? If you’ve got no idea what I’m talking about maybe it’s time to get clued-up, or your next investment could leave you out of pocket.
As Get Safe Online week swings into action, we’re told that one in four of us has been targeted by a cold-calling security scam. But is it time to question the role of the security software industry in all this?
As mobiles have got smarter and more numerous, they’ve become a target for malicious attacks. There’s no need to panic, but a recent outbreak in China shows we can’t afford to be complacent about our phones’ security.
If you’ve tried to buy tickets for a festival, football match or concert, there’s a fair chance you’ve been scammed. Now fraudsters help victims get money back from credit card companies in a bid not to be reported.
Do you have a timeshare you want to sell? If so, don’t fall into the trap of being scammed to the tune of thousands of pounds by unscrupulous resale companies.
When I see an advert for a card protection policy it goes straight in the bin. In my mind, there are much better things to spend £70 on than a policy I already get for free and which I’m unlikely to need to claim on.
Have you fallen into the fake goods trap? More and more of us are reporting that we’ve been duped into buying a counterfeit, so how can we buy with confidence?
At best an invasive annoyance, at worst intimidating and threatening. Unwanted sales and marketing ‘cold’ calls can be enough to drive anyone to despair.
Are you too smart to fall prey to a boiler room scam, or a ‘psychic’ fraudster who claims (for a fee) they can help you connect with a loved one from ‘the other side’? 15,000 other people weren’t…
Fake festival tickets are on the rise, leaving many fans out of pocket and out in the cold. Here’s how to make sure you don’t fork out for a festival you’ll never get in to.