Scams

Man types on a computer with gloves on

The number of fraud cases continues to rise, with identity crimes posing the biggest risk to consumers, according to new research.

  • Donal MacIntyre

    Donal MacIntyre, scambuster and TV consumer journalist, adds up the millions of pounds in money-making 'opportunities' he has lost out on over the past few weeks.

  • Sky Fraud

    Scammers jumping on the Sky Media bandwagon could be calling you one day soon. Sarah Coles advises you on how to spot them.

  • Scammers jumping on the Sky Media bandwagon could be calling you one day soon. Sarah Coles advises you on how to spot them.

  • cards under padlock

    Fiona Hamilton reveals the unnerving events that ensued after her credit card details were stolen, and how you can ensure this does not happen to you.

  • Man with a will

    Will writers don't have to be qualified and aren't regulated. It's no wonder so many people end up getting scammed, says Sarah Coles.

  • Puppet

    It's not always immediately obvious that someone has stolen your identity. So what are the tell-tale signs that you have fallen victim?

  • Cowboy boot

    Dishonest tradesmen cost homeowners a small fortune, but there are ways to avoid being a victim, as Emma Lunn shows.

  • Padlock

    Fraudsters are becoming increasingly sneaky in convincing you to part ways with your money. Rebecca Atkinson looks at some of the tactics used by boiler rooms - and explains how you can fight back...

  • Woman on an exercise bike

    Cancelling gym membership - or making a complaint against fee hikes - can be notoriously hard. Sarah Coles explains what your rights are and how to handle your gym when disputes arise.

  • More and more people are paying criminals to deliberately crash their vehicles in order to receive an insurance payout. But, as Sarah Coles investigates, the scam doesn't just stop with the...