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Don’t get scammed by this fake Wetherspoon meal voucher competition

Don’t get scammed by this fake Wetherspoon meal voucher competition

Fake meal vouchers for Wetherspoon pubs are being promoted on Facebook, despite the chain shutting all its social media accounts in 2018. Facebook users who comment on the posts published...

‘I had no idea fraudsters can steal bank telephone numbers’

‘I had no idea fraudsters can steal bank telephone numbers’

Which? steps in to secure a refund after a convincing number spoof scam and gives you the essential tips to avoid it happening to you.

Don’t get caught out by this DPD text scam

Don’t get caught out by this DPD text scam

Which? raises the alarm over a convincing SMS phishing – or ‘smishing’ – scam text claiming to be from DPD. The text appears to be from DPD, informing the recipient...

Scam victims left in the lurch: will your bank be there for you?

Scam victims left in the lurch: will your bank be there for you?

Which? exposes the inadequate support being provided by banks to victims of fraud, leaving them exposed to ruinous 'recovery scams'.

Scam alert: Alton Towers and Center Parcs fake Facebook giveaways

Scam alert: Alton Towers and Center Parcs fake Facebook giveaways

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. 

Scams rocket by 33% during pandemic

Scams rocket by 33% during pandemic

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.

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Three in five people have received a scam delivery text in the past year

Three in five people have received a scam delivery text in the past year

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.

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...

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