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.

  • 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...

  • Mousetrap

    Thinking of cashing in your retirement nest egg? Watch out for conmen offering tax-free deals and super-quick access to your money.

  • ID theft

    Identity theft has risen by a third over the past year, according to UK fraud prevention service Cifas.

  • Scam Watch

    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...

  • 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...

  • Inbox

    Consumers have been warned that criminals are increasingly using social media to recruit unwitting 'money mules' that help them launder money.

  • Telephone

    Consumers are being warned of a telephone scam that see fraudsters trick people into thinking they are talking to their bank.

  • Restaurant scam targets unsuspecting diners

    Fraudsters are targeting restaurant diners through a new phone scam, according to Financial Fraud Action UK.