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Investment scammers run riot on search engines, while victims pay the price

Investment scammers run riot on search engines, while victims pay the price

Search engines and regulators are failing to keep a lid on the barrage of rogue firms advertising online using paid-for adverts, Which? warns.

Devastating emotional impact of online scams must force government action

Devastating emotional impact of online scams must force government action

Which? is urgently calling for the government to outline its plans to tackle scams on online platforms, as new research exposes the devastating emotional consequences of online scams for victims....

Nearly one in ten scammed by adverts on social media or search engines

Nearly one in ten scammed by adverts on social media or search engines

Scam adverts on the biggest online platforms have tricked almost one in ten people into paying out for sham purchases. Which? surveyed 2,000 people who use social media and search...

Google fails to stop scam ad targeting Revolut users for a third time

Google fails to stop scam ad targeting Revolut users for a third time

The Revolut Google advert scam is back, helping criminals steal more than £67,000 off at least eight victims. Which? explains how it works and how to keep safe.

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.

Scam alert: romance fraud victims lose £50m

Scam alert: romance fraud victims lose £50m

Online dating scam victims lost an average of £11,145 each in 2018. We share a romance scammer story, explain fraudsters' tactics and give advice on how to report an online dating scammer.

Which? warns of JD Sports WhatsApp scam

Which? warns of JD Sports WhatsApp scam

JD Sports is the latest retailer to be impersonated by scammers in a WhatsApp message promising a high value gift voucher. Which? explains how to identify this WhatsApp scam and what to do if you get one.

Scam victims threatened with ‘hacked adult content’ – here’s how to protect yourself

Scam victims threatened with ‘hacked adult content’ – here’s how to protect yourself

Hackers have been blackmailing victims after claiming to hold video footage of them watching adult videos. Here's everything you need to know

Which? warns of suspected scam holiday booking website

Which? warns of suspected scam holiday booking website

Holiday booking site Myhouseboatsamsterdam.com has reportedly tricked victims into making bank transfers by posing as a legitimate business, leaving them hundreds of pounds out of pocket.  The site is currently...

10 of the latest and most common scam threats in the UK

10 of the latest and most common scam threats in the UK

The top scams you need to know about and advice on how to get help and how to report them.

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