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Fraud at your front door: How doorstep scammers exploited the pandemic

Fraud at your front door: How doorstep scammers exploited the pandemic

Not all scams take place online. Which? investigates how criminals have been impersonating tradespeople and charity fundraisers, in order to target vulnerable older people.

Two in five victims of online scam adverts don’t report to host platforms

Two in five victims of online scam adverts don’t report to host platforms

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.

How your personality could increase your fraud risk – and what to look out for

How your personality could increase your fraud risk – and what to look out for

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...

Look out for these HMRC scam tactics in 2021

Look out for these HMRC scam tactics in 2021

Just days before the self-assessment deadline, scammers are honing in on unwitting taxpayers by posing as HMRC.

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The strangest scams of 2020

The strangest scams of 2020

From mysterious porcelain dolls to CBD oil 'endorsed' by David Attenborough, Which? reveals the most curious cons we've seen this year.

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

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