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More than 15 million people affected by Equifax data breach

More than 15 million people affected by Equifax data breach

Some 15.2 million UK client records were compromised in the cyber-attack on Equifax last month. The credit reporting agency revealed yesterday that more than 690,000 UK consumers are likely to have...

Scams super-complaint: consumers still at risk one year on

Scams super-complaint: consumers still at risk one year on

Consumers remain unprotected from losing huge sums of money to bank transfer scams, a year after Which? filed a super-complaint to the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR). Which? research indicates Brits...

Bid to stop fraudsters attacking your pension revealed

Bid to stop fraudsters attacking your pension revealed

The introduction of pensions freedoms is to be probed by MPs amid fears savings are being plundered by fraudsters. An inquiry launched by Parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee will scrutinise...

Equifax data breach hits 143m customers

Equifax data breach hits 143m customers

A small portion of UK customers are likely to be affected by the cyber-attack on credit monitoring company Equifax, it has been confirmed.  Yesterday, Equifax announced that criminals had exploited...

500 identities stolen a day in ID fraud ‘epidemic’

500 identities stolen a day in ID fraud ‘epidemic’

Identity fraud has reached ‘epidemic’ levels, according to fraud prevention service Cifas, with almost 500 cases of ID fraud a day being reported in the first six months of the...

Find how this man fell victim to ID fraud an incredible 29 times

Find how this man fell victim to ID fraud an incredible 29 times

A former company director has warned of the dangers of identity fraud, after scammers applied for 29 financial products in his name. The East Midlands man first realised he’d fallen...

Pension cold calls to be banned in bid to beat scammers

Pension cold calls to be banned in bid to beat scammers

Pensions-related cold calls, emails and text messages are to be banned as part of tough new measures aimed at protecting people’s savings from scammers, who have stolen more than £40m...

Ask an expert: ‘My building society was hacked – what should I do?’

Ask an expert: ‘My building society was hacked – what should I do?’

We respond to a Which? member who was a victim of a large-scale data breach.

Mind games: 7 ways scammers win you over

Mind games: 7 ways scammers win you over

More than a quarter of Brits have fallen prey to online scammers – even though a majority of victims thought there was something fishy going on. How do scammers convince...

Rise in reports of holiday scams

Rise in reports of holiday scams

Holiday scams are on the rise, with the number of reported cases up almost 20% year on year – from 4,910 to 5,826 in 2016 – according to Action Fraud figures....

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