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Scams & Fraud

Facebook launches new tool to combat scams on social media

Facebook has launched a new scam-reporting tool, as the social media giant teams up with Martin Lewis and Citizens Advice to combat the fake ads epidemic. The move comes after...

How our fake ‘scam’ ad breezed through Facebook’s approvals process

If you’re a Facebook user, it’s more than likely that you’ll have scrolled past or even unknowingly interacted with a scam ad in your news feed. These fraudulent adverts –...

HMRC scams: new controls protect taxpayers from ‘number spoofing’ calls

Millions of taxpayers have more fraud protection thanks to new HMRC controls that crack down on popular ‘number-spoofing’ techniques.

BT, EE referred customers to computer scammers

A BT customer loses nearly £300 and an EE customer just avoids losing £700 after call centre employees at both companies refer them to scam operators.

Scams reimbursement scheme may miss out blameless victims, Which? warns

Banks should foot the bill for all blameless victims of bank transfer fraud, Which? has urged, as new proposals to introduce a reimbursement scheme draw closer.

Don’t be caught out by scammers: 20 tips for safe shopping online

It's a busy time of year for online shoppers - and online scammers. We've got some tips on how to stay safe when you're shopping online

Tech Support Scam Victim

Exclusive: more than 96% of reported fraud cases go unsolved

Less than 4% of crimes reported to the UK's fraud reporting centre Action Fraud are ever solved, exclusive Which? Money research has revealed.

Internet router ‘hack’ scam targets UK homes

Scammers posing as BT, TalkTalk or Sky claim your router has been compromised and then try to extort money or steal personal data.

Victims tricked into transferring scammers money granted better protection

People who unwittingly send bank transfers to scammers will have more scope to make a complaint, under FCA plans to increase the powers of the Financial Ombudsman Service. The proposed...

Scams: here’s how to protect yourself and loved ones

Discover the top scam warning signs, methods that scammers use to try to steal your money, what to do if you're caught out, and how to look out for a loved one.

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