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Banking Protocol stopped £32 million of fraud in the first half of 2021

Banking Protocol stopped £32 million of fraud in the first half of 2021

Bank anti-fraud measures stopped £32m of fraud in the first six months of 2021 - but should they be doing more to protect customers from scammers?

HMRC scams double in a year – the four biggest threats to watch out for

HMRC scams double in a year – the four biggest threats to watch out for

Find out which kind of tax scams are on the rise, what to look out for and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud.

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Scam victims left in the lurch: will your bank be there for you?

Scam victims left in the lurch: will your bank be there for you?

Which? exposes the inadequate support being provided by banks to victims of fraud, leaving them exposed to ruinous 'recovery scams'.

Banks ban crypto payments over fraud spike

Banks ban crypto payments over fraud spike

Banks are blocking payments to cryptocurrency trading platforms such as Binance and Kraken to protect customers following a dramatic spike in investment scam losses.

Google tightens rules to stamp out scam ads

Google tightens rules to stamp out scam ads

Google is taking aim at rogue financial services advertisers, following increasing pressure from UK campaigners and regulators to stamp out scams.

Online dating fraud up 40% through the pandemic

Online dating fraud up 40% through the pandemic

Dating online without meeting in person has become the new normal throughout the coronavirus pandemic. But romance fraud has boomed during the UK’s lockdowns, with reports to Action Fraud up 40% in the year to April 2021, warns Which?.

Is your bank protecting you from number spoofing scams?

Is your bank protecting you from number spoofing scams?

Banks can now protect their outbound numbers so that criminals can't copy them to make their scams more convincing - but not all have done so, Which? Money reveals. 

Banks missing vital protection against email scams, warns Which?

Banks missing vital protection against email scams, warns Which?

Banks have various tools at their disposal to stop scammers from impersonating them. But Which? has discovered that not every bank is making use of these vital protections, meaning their customers could be sitting ducks for the most sophisticated attacks.

Which? calls on regulator to make banks come clean about fraud refunds

Which? calls on regulator to make banks come clean about fraud refunds

Which? has today called on the regulator to make banks publish data on how many customers are refunded when they fall victim to a bank transfer scam.

‘I lost my life savings to a scam. I reported it to my bank, but it hasn’t responded’

‘I lost my life savings to a scam. I reported it to my bank, but it hasn’t responded’

Do you have an issue you need to put right? Which? is here to help get your consumer problems sorted.  Dear Which? I’ve lost £16,000 of my life savings to...

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