Scammers, rogue traders and lousy service providers are all over the news, but there are ways to hit back. One often forgotten way to do this is to get in touch with your local Trading Standards department.
None of us like poor value products, but that doesn’t mean you’ve been scammed. The banks might offer you rubbish interest rates on your savings, but this isn’t illegal. Scams are a whole ‘nother kettle of fish.
Look into my eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes, look into my eyes… you’re under. You must change your useless password from ‘123456’ to something tougher to crack. Three, two, one… you’re back in the room.
Scams like fake careers, tickets and phishing are on the rise – and we’re all potential victims. But before writing them off as something only stupid people fall for, consider that one in 20 lost money to a scam last year.
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.