Scams

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.

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    Scammers are posing as senior personnel to convince employees to transfer money from businesses, according to a new report from Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK).

  • a fraudster at his computer

    Almost 600,000 cases of fraud were referred to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau over the past year, a 9.4% increase, according to figures published today.

  • Somebody uses online banking with their credit card

    Losses from fraudulent use of payment cards, cheques, and online and mobile banking rose 6% to £325.3 million in the first half of 2015, according to figures released today.

  • rugby world cup sign

    With the start of the Rugby World Cup less than a fortnight away, fans are being urged to watch out for scams and rip-offs targeting them.

  • Mortarboards and money

    Ruthless scammers are targeting students in a ploy to get them to hand over their mobile phones.

  • Berkshire revealed as Britain's financial fraud hotspot

    Berkshire has been identified as the UK's hotspot for financial fraud with one in every 117 residents falling victim to criminals.

  • HMRC warns fraudsters are targeting tax credit renewals

    Individuals renewing tax credits ahead of the 31 July deadline have been urged to watch out for scammers targeting them.

  • New warning over pension scams

    Retirees have been warned once again about pension scams after a financial adviser found that one in five over-50s may have been targeted by fraudsters looking to trick them out of their savings...

  • ID theft

    More than 132,000 cases of identity-related fraud were recorded in the UK last year – the equivalent of 350 people falling victim every day – according to new figures from Experian CreditExpert....

  • Mouse trip

    Twenty years ago, a tech-savvy music fan logged on to the internet and became the first person ever to make an online purchase - a CD of Sting's Ten Summoner's Tales album - for the sum of £7.74...