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Scams & Fraud

Fake ads; real problems: how easy is it to post scam adverts on Facebook and Google?

Fake ads; real problems: how easy is it to post scam adverts on Facebook and Google?

Facebook and Google let us promote fake health advice and a bottled water brand that didn’t exist to highly targeted audiences online.

NHS COVID-19 contact tracing message: how can I tell if it’s real or a scam?

NHS COVID-19 contact tracing message: how can I tell if it’s real or a scam?

People are being warned to be wary of scammers pretending to be from the NHS as coronavirus contact tracing launches in the UK. Which? explains how to spot if the call or message you receive is real or fake.

Which? warns of dodgy discount tech website that doesn’t deliver

Which? warns of dodgy discount tech website that doesn’t deliver

A dodgy online discount tech and homeware retailer is failing to fulfil orders or refund people’s money. Which? has found multiple reports online that Abiluff.com has not been fulfilling orders...

Your life for sale: stolen bank details and fake passports advertised on social media

Your life for sale: stolen bank details and fake passports advertised on social media

A Which? Money investigation has uncovered profiles and pages across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram openly catering to would-be ID fraudsters. 

The rise of phone scams – the menace lurking on your landline

The rise of phone scams – the menace lurking on your landline

Scams are now the biggest problem for landline users, with criminals using cheap technology to exploit millions of people. Find out what tactics they use.

The five strangest scams of 2019

The five strangest scams of 2019

From darknet assassins to fake diet pills, billionaires and celebrity 'endorsed' investments, don't fall victim to one of these scams.

Tech seller taken offline following Which? reports of scam fears

Tech seller taken offline following Which? reports of scam fears

A site selling popular branded TVs, cameras and baby car seats has been taken offline after a customer was repeatedly urged to reattempt his payment via a less protected method. ...

Beware this ‘celebrity’ bitcoin scam

Beware this ‘celebrity’ bitcoin scam

Criminals are exploiting trusted global websites to post fake celebrity endorsements for cryptocurrency, in one of the most prolific internet scams Which? has seen. Victims of a prolific bitcoin scam...

Black Friday scam victims lose over £600: what to watch out for

Black Friday scam victims lose over £600: what to watch out for

Black Friday scam victims lose an average of £661. Find out how to spot a dodgy offer and get to the real deals.

Keto diet pill scam targets Facebook users

Keto diet pill scam targets Facebook users

Beware of this Ketopurediet.com keto diet pill scam on Facebook, designed to lure you in with a product payment which will later result in additional, random payments from you which you won't get refunded.

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