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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...

PayPal to charge £12 inactivity fee: how to avoid the charge and spot a scam email

PayPal to charge £12 inactivity fee: how to avoid the charge and spot a scam email

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.

Which? calls for urgent Government action to protect people against online scams

Which? calls for urgent Government action to protect people against online scams

Which? is calling for the government to include scams in the Online Harms Bill after research it carried out found many social media users aren't aware of the risks of being scammed online.

How scammers use Google to lure victims

How scammers use Google to lure victims

Scam advertisers are targeting victims via Google - find out how to stay safe when browsing

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How to spot and stop fake coronavirus texts and emails

How to spot and stop fake coronavirus texts and emails

Coronavirus has sent scammers into overdrive. Find out how to avoid one of the most prevalent threats: phishing and smishing

Coronavirus scams – how to spot them and stop them

Coronavirus scams – how to spot them and stop them

Scams are among the most prevalent types of crime in the UK, and coronavirus is creating a perfect environment for fraudsters to thrive. Read our guide to stay one step ahead.

Coronavirus scam: look out for fake lockdown fine texts

Coronavirus scam: look out for fake lockdown fine texts

Don’t believe bogus text messages saying you’ve been fined for stepping outside during the coronavirus lockdown. It is the latest in a series of scams related to the virus that...

How to spot fake news

How to spot fake news

Misinformation and fake news can make an already difficult situation even harder to manage, so it’s more important than ever to ensure that you’re getting the real picture, and relaying accurate information on to others.

Valentine’s Day scam warning: one in five asked for cash by online date

Valentine’s Day scam warning: one in five asked for cash by online date

£7.9m was lost to romance scams in the first half of 2019. Which? explains how to avoid falling for a dating con in your hunt for the perfect partner.

How to spot the biggest HMRC tax scam tactics

How to spot the biggest HMRC tax scam tactics

With the self-assessment deadline looming, scammers are ready to target unwitting taxpayers by impersonating HMRC in a variety of ways. Here's how to spot them.

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