Tourists are an easy target for scammers and criminals – but also for businesses trying to pull a fast one. Have you been ripped off on holiday by a cafe, taxi or other business?
Selling things online can be a quick way for students to bring in some extra cash, but it could also open the door to scammers looking to take advantage. Could you identify the warning signs?
Some dubious websites are charging people for free health cards and a Which? member fell into the trap. Have you been duped into paying for something which you’re actually entitled to for free?
We’ve all heard stories of unscrupulous traders knocking on old people’s doors and claiming that their roof needs repairing, then making off with hundreds of pounds without having done any work.
When a bank card is lost or stolen we’re often very quick to get it cancelled, so why do we drag our heels when passports go missing?
The FCA has announced proposals to give victims of bank transfer scams more scope to make a complaint, and increase the powers of the Financial Ombudsman Service.
A member asked for our help when a fraudster hacked into their email and Amazon account, and racked up a £4k bill… (more…)
When you think of hackers and criminals operating online, you might think of the so-called ‘dark-web’. But scammers and criminals don’t need to delve this deep to steal your information. Faye Lipson explains more…
With millions celebrating the Royal Wedding around the world over the weekend and since, scammers have seen a golden opportunity – and thousands could have fallen into the trap.
Are you one of thousands of people to have received a call from a random, international number in recent months? You may have been the target of an international scam. Our guest, John Mitchison from the DMA, explains more…
Imagine the horror when you buy antivirus software to protect your computer and personal details, only to give access to them when you accidentally call a copycat tech support site? Fortunately, one member smelt a rat before any real damage could be done… (fake tech support sites…)
Due to the dramatic rise of public interest in cryptocurrencies, rogue organisations are capitalising on the opportunity to scam people out of their hard-earned money. Our guest, John Mitchison from the DMA, tells you how to spot a cryptocurrency scam and what you can do to help stop their rise… (more on avoiding cryptocurrency scams…)
Last Wednesday, the Payment Systems Regulator set out its plans for the design and development of an industry code to better protect people from bank transfer scams and provide a reimbursement scheme to help victims. Here, our guest, Paul Smith, the regulator’s head of policy, explains what it means.. (more on new PSR code…)
Should you invest in a firm that contacts you out of the blue? As one member discovered, it’s very risky – especially when they ask you for personal details and sensitive documents…