Which? has found social media ads for fake Facebook competitions collecting thousands of interactions from users. The fake ‘Alton Towers Breaks’ and ‘Center Parcs Resorts’ pages claim to offer the chance to win getaways worth more than £2,000.
Fraud has reached record levels during the pandemic, Which? analysis of Action Fraud data shows. We reveal the fastest-growing threats and how to stay safe.
The scam most often reported to Which? in the past three months has been fake text messages – also known as ‘smishing’ or SMS phishing – from Royal Mail.
Not all scams take place online. Which? investigates how criminals have been impersonating tradespeople and charity fundraisers, in order to target vulnerable older people.
The reactive approach taken by the world’s biggest online platforms to tackle fraudulent adverts allows harmful scams to slip through the net, Which? research suggests.
Who you are and how you think can have a big effect on the kind of scams that are a greater risk to you. To help you understand how scammers...
Just days before the self-assessment deadline, scammers are honing in on unwitting taxpayers by posing as HMRC.
From mysterious porcelain dolls to CBD oil 'endorsed' by David Attenborough, Which? reveals the most curious cons we've seen this year.
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...
PayPal will be contacting affected customers on how to avoid the fee but watch out for opportunistic scammers who often impersonate the online payments system.