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How PayPal fails fraud victims

How PayPal fails fraud victims

Some PayPal customers have found it difficult to get reimbursed when they’ve run into problems – particularly victims of fraud. In 2019, PayPal had 281 million users and it is...

Fraudsters used FCA register mistake to dupe investors

Fraudsters used FCA register mistake to dupe investors

Suspected scammers posed as an investment company Vision Introducer Limited which closed in 2012 after it remained listed as active and authorised for eight more years on the Financial Conduct Authority's official register.

Scammers hijack EWS1 process with fake cladding inspection forms

Scammers hijack EWS1 process with fake cladding inspection forms

Cladding regulation chaos exploited by fraudsters who have stolen thousands from leaseholders. Here's how to spot the fakes and what to do if you've been affected

Beware Green Homes Grant scams

Beware Green Homes Grant scams

Scams targeting homeowners appeared just days after the government announced its new Green Homes Grant scheme. The home improvement energy efficiency scheme may give vouchers for insulation, double glazing and more.

FCA permanently bans mini-bond ads: are investors still at risk of losing money?

FCA permanently bans mini-bond ads: are investors still at risk of losing money?

The FCA has permanently banned the mass marketing of speculative mini-bonds. Which? looks at if these investments are ever a good idea.

FCA bans dodgy ‘passporting’ investment firms using fake celebrity ads

FCA bans dodgy ‘passporting’ investment firms using fake celebrity ads

The FCA has taken action to stop four Cypriot investment firms from continuing to operate in the UK. Have you lost money to the high-risk investment schemes?

FCA spends £150,000 promoting investment scam warnings: are you still at risk?

FCA spends £150,000 promoting investment scam warnings: are you still at risk?

The FCA has spent £150,000 so far this year to help combat scams appearing on Google, but says it's powerless to stop them. Here's how you can protect yourself.

Cryptojacking: could your PC be mining Bitcoin?

Cryptojacking: could your PC be mining Bitcoin?

A new strain of malware hijacks your computer to mine online currency, crippling its performance in the process. Protect yourself with a Best Buy antivirus package.

BT, EE referred customers to computer scammers

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.

More than £11 million lost to online shopping fraud last Christmas

More than £11 million lost to online shopping fraud last Christmas

More than 15,000 lost £11 million to online shopping scams last Christmas - find out how to avoid the fraudsters, fake reviews and counterfeit products.

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