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Bank transfer fraud: why scammers want to steal your identity

Fraudsters using stolen details to open impostor bank accounts is an increasingly prevalent form of crime. In September, we reported on the tactics criminals are using to commit identity fraud...

ID theft: How bank account fraudsters may steal your identity

It could be easier than you think for fraudsters to open an ‘impostor’ bank account in your name, a Which? Money investigation has found. We ‘data swept’ volunteers and found...

Bid to stop fraudsters attacking your pension revealed

The introduction of pensions freedoms is to be probed by MPs amid fears savings are being plundered by fraudsters. An inquiry launched by Parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee will scrutinise...

Find how this man fell victim to ID fraud an incredible 29 times

A former company director has warned of the dangers of identity fraud, after scammers applied for 29 financial products in his name. The East Midlands man first realised he’d fallen...

Ask an expert: ‘My building society was hacked – what should I do?’

We respond to a Which? member who was a victim of a large-scale data breach.

Police vow to improve fraud reporting to fight surge in financial crime

A planned revamp of fraud and cybercrime reporting tool Action Fraud will allow banks and other businesses to record up to 1,000 crimes in one go, as an official survey shows...

Mind games: 7 ways scammers win you over

More than a quarter of Brits have fallen prey to online scammers – even though a majority of victims thought there was something fishy going on. How do scammers convince...

Rise in reports of holiday scams

Holiday scams are on the rise, with the number of reported cases up almost 20% year on year – from 4,910 to 5,826 in 2016 – according to Action Fraud figures....

Consumers still exposed to bank transfer scams

Banks are still leaving customers exposed when it comes to bank transfer scams, five months after the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) found evidence that they could be doing more, new...

Mapped: are you living in an ID fraud hotspot?

Fraud involving criminals taking hold of your bank account, credit card or email account and using them to steal your money has soared over the past year, fraud prevention body...

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