Scams

Online security

When was the last time you changed your password for Amazon, eBay or even your own bank? And when did you last back up your files or update antivirus software? Feeling sheepish? Then read our 17 tips to ward off the scammers.

  • Computer bugs swarming over a phone

    Technology has been a boon to fraudsters intent on getting their hands on your hard-earned savings. We highlight the warning signs to watch out for.

  • Ace hidden up sleeve

    As fraudsters get more sophisticated, we need to be on our guard. Moneywise reveals the 10 most common scams and how to avoid them.

  • magnifying glass on keyboard

    At Moneywise we regularly receive letters, calls, emails and tweets from concerned readers who think they might have been scammed.

  • A woman scammed

    Using the rule of 72, which states that if you divide said number by a given interest rate you’ll see how long it takes to double your money, we see that in 2008, when the Bank of England set...

  • Stealing money

    From 6 April new pension freedoms mean savers will have full access to their pension pots from age 55. But, as Ceri Jones reveals, it's not just consumers who are cheering - so too are the...

  • computer-security

    The past 12 months have seen several big data leaks and hacks, including the attacks on TalkTalk and Carphone Warehouse as well as smaller hacks at the likes of Touchnote and Bettys, the Yorkshire...

  • password login

    Millions of people are at risk from fraud and identity theft by choosing online passwords that don't provide enough protection.

  • Keyboard love

    When it comes to love, don’t let your heart rule your head when looking for romance on the internet.

  • Holiday theft

    Planning a summer holiday? Be on your guard against the fraudsters just waiting to make off with your hard-earned cash.

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    Fraudsters are increasingly targeting victims through scam emails purporting to be from your bank. Moneywise TV reveals how you can stay safe from even the most sophisticated scam email.