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Cold-calling claims company fined £80,000

A personal injury claims company has been fined £80,000 for making nuisance calls. The ICO and the TPS registered 801 concerns about the company.

ICO to investigate confidential data sales

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched an investigation into claims made by the Daily Mail that firms are sharing sensitive personal data.

Spam texts warning ahead of pension changes

Scammers may seek to take advantage of pension reforms, bombarding people with a fresh wave of spam texts and calls, in a similar way to PPI.

Six million nuisance calls silenced by ICO raid

A call centre in Hove, thought to be responsible for making millions of nuisance calls, has been raided by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

Surge in fraudulent ID theft current accounts

A surge in fraudsters trying to open current accounts by using other people's personal details has been uncovered by credit checking company, Experian.

Ticket resales set for greater transparency

Websites reselling tickets must be honest on prices, charges and seat location from today. New rules aim to stop consumers paying hugely inflated prices

All change for parking fines at Court of Appeal?

Motorists could be in line for payments of “tens of millions of pounds” for unfair parking fines of more than £100 a time, according to the RAC Foundation.

Top five email scams revealed

A Which? survey of 2,016 UK adults in January 2015 has revealed the top five targets for email scammers. Bank, Paypal and tax rebate scams topping the list.

Card fraud insurance customers to be compensated

More than two million consumers who paid for card protection insurance could be due compensation, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced.

Tax scams rise ahead of self-assessment deadline

Consumers are being warned about a rise in tax scams ahead of the self-assessment deadline at the end of January.

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