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Scams & Fraud

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

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

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 an average of £661. Find out how to spot a dodgy offer and get to the real deals.

Exclusive: scam victims ignored by police fraud reporting system

Some crime reports made by scam victims are never being read by actual police staff, a new Which? investigation has uncovered.

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.

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