If the Covid-19 Pandemic can teach us anything it is that time and money are precious. Time with our families and friends has been hard during the pandemic and for many more people money has been tight because of job losses and furlough schemes. So, spending money on something that seems like […]
8 million lost to pension fraud so far this year
Wednesday 21st April 2021
Action Fraud is warning those with pensions to keep them safe and remain vigilant to keep their pension pots out of the hands of scammers. New figures released from the National Reporting Centre for Fraud and Cyber Crime have revealed that £1.8 million has already been lost to fraudsters this year so […]
Reports of pension scamming drops – officials issue new warning.
Wednesday 31st March 2021
Pension scamming has become such a big problem new legislation was brought in to tackle it and stop victims with pensions from losing everything. The legislation meant that people were not allowed to be cold called from companies to talk about their pension pots and coerced into investing into fraudulent schemes. However, […]
Pensioner pays £500 to Census scammer.
Monday 22nd March 2021
A man claiming to be from the Office of National Statistics knocked on the door of an elderly woman from London, claiming she had not filled in her Census form on time and demanded she hand over a £500 fine.
The conman explained that she had a legal obligation to complete the Census […]
ICO fines firms for spamming during Pandemic.
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Two firms have been fined heavily by the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending more than 2.7 million nuisance text messages during the pandemic and triggering a record-breaking number of complaints.
One company based in West Sussex has been fined £250,000 for sending more than 2.6 million spam text messages to customers who had […]
Be on the lookout for Valentine’s fraud
Wednesday 10th February 2021
Valentine’s day is around the corner and what should be a time to celebrate all things love, UK Finance is urging the public to be vigilant and look out for friends and family and help keep them safe from romance fraud.
UK Finance revealed in a report that they had seen a […]
NatWest, officially the worst bank for helping victims of fraud
Friday 31st May 2019
Earlier this month, the Financial Ombudsman Service revealed figures showing that NatWest is the worst bank for helping victims of fraud. BBC programme Watchdog, also says it has received more than twice as many complaints about how NatWest handles fraud cases, than any other bank.
The Financial Ombudsman Service say they have received […]
Public Asked To Help Elderly Neighbours And Relatives
Tuesday 30th April 2019
The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined a funeral plan firm for making unlawful marketing calls to people who had registered their numbers on a do not call list.
The ICO launched an investigation into Plan My Funeral Avalon after a national newspaper reported allegations of illegal practices. The investigation found that the company […]
TSB Promises To Refund Victims Of Fraud
Monday 15th April 2019
TSB has become the first bank in the UK to guarantee all its customers will be refunded in full if they are the victim of a fraud.
Now, 5.2 million TSB customers will now be covered by the ‘Fraud Refund Guarantee’. TSB is the first bank to act under building pressure to help […]
Fraudsters Steal £140,000 life savings
Tuesday 9th April 2019
A victim help centre in North Wales, say record number of over 70’s are being targeted by scammers, and one victim has had £140,000 life savings stolen.
The North Wales Victim Help Centre, which offers advice to people who have been victims of online and telephone scams, say that there were 34,500 cases […]