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Scam alert: fraudsters exploit new online security checks with phishing attacks

Scammers are mimicking new security measures designed to keep you safe online, by sending fake emails that attempt to steal your banking credentials and personal data.  Banks, card providers and...

Microsoft email hack: what you need to know

Some people who use email addresses managed by Microsoft have had their inboxes hacked. Find out your rights.

Socially isolated at higher risk of scams

People who are socially isolated are often unable to connect to support to help prevent scams. We share five types of scams used to target the vulnerable.

Inheritance tax hits record high

Fraudsters promise tax rebates in latest scam

HMRC will never ask you for your payment or personal details by email, text or over the phone - read our guidance to stay informed of the latest tax scams

Scammers continue to masquerade as HMRC

Scammers are trying to scam people by saying they owe the HMRC money and so are facing legal action.

Millions of scam emails blocked by British cyber defence

Britain's cyber defences are blocking 4.5 million malicious scam emails each month on average, according to figures compiled by the National Cyber Security Centre.

Vast data leak affects 700m email addresses

Over 700 million compromised email addresses have been listed online. We explain what's happened and how to find out if your own address has been affected.

Nine in ten people hit by email scams every month

As many as nine in ten people said they are receiving at least one dodgy email a month that’s evaded their spam filters, new Which? research on email scams has...

Google Docs targeted by scammers

Google’s online file service, Google Docs, has been targeted by scammers using a fake email message. Google has shut down the phishing email, which impersonated its service in an attempt to...

Scammers target older email users

Email scammers target more than 1m older people in UK

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