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.

  • Shadow on keyboard

    Here at Moneywise HQ we are regularly inundated with emails from concerned readers informing us of new and elaborate scams being hatched. This week we look at the 'Amazon' scam.

  • money transfer

    Money transfer scams are the most common scams that consumers fall for. Moneywise outlines the key things to consider before responding to a money transfer request.

  • Scammers are expert at understanding and exploiting human nature, but there are ways to foil them.

  • tickets

    Make sure your desire to get tickets for a show or sporting event doesn't leave you out of pocket. Cathy Adams shares some tips.

  • Online dating

    Online dating sites can help you find the partner of your dreams - but watch out for the fraudsters.

  • Cloned men

    Many people are unaware of ID theft until it's too late, but there are lots of simple things you can do to stop the thieves. Here are 10 top tips to help you beat the fraudsters.

  • Bear trap

    Every year rip-off boiler-rooms continue to sting UK investors for millions of pounds despite attempts to crack down. But what exactly is a boiler room scam?

  • Scales

    Want to lose weight? No problem, just respond to the wrong diet ad and your wallet could be a lot lighter. We show how diet scams work and how to avoid them.

  • Studying documentation

    The government risks causing a spike in pension fraud cases if it does not put protections in place for savers who plan to trade in their existing annuity policies, online broker AJ Bell has...

  • Scam Alert: PayPal fraud warning

    Cyber con artists are posing as members of the PayPal security team investigating suspected fraud on a user's account in yet another phishing scam.