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Baby Boomer and Pensioner Scams
Baby Boomer and Pensioner Scams
Baby boomers and seniors can easily be the victims of financial scams as they seek to invest for retirement....
Bank Charge Scam
Bank Charge Scam
You might well have paid excessive charges to your bank. The good news is that you can claim the money back - and even take them to court....
Bank Identification or BIN numbers Scam
Bank Identification or BIN numbers Scam
Scammers have easy access to the Bank Identification Numbers on cards, and it's a simple step from there to trick people into revealing more details....
Card Skimming Fraud
Card Skimming Fraud
Card skimming fraud copies your card details and PIN. It's used by criminals to rob your bank account....
Cheque Scams
Cheque Scams
Cheques are a common form of payment. This article looks at the types of cheque scams and how to avoid being a victim of them....
Credit Repair Scam
Credit Repair Scam
Credit repair scam, how it works, how to identify a credit repair scam and steps to take to repair your credit rating...
Fake Tax Experts
Fake Tax Experts
You need to watch out for all those who claim to give tax advice that can save you hundreds – often it can cost you far more!...
High Risk Investment Scams
High Risk Investment Scams
High-risk investments can bring the large rewards that tempt investors. However, at times those juicy investments will be nothing more than scams....
HM Revenue and Custom Scam
HM Revenue and Custom Scam
Everyone loves the idea of a tax refund. But beware of e-mails claiming that you’re owed one – they’re fake....
HMRC Data Loss Scandal
HMRC Data Loss Scandal
The HMRC data loss scandal sent out an alert about the need to be more careful with personal details....
HMRC Self Assessment: Phishing Scam
HMRC Self Assessment: Phishing Scam
You might receive an e-mail from HMRC saying you’re entitled to a tax refund and directing you to a site where you can give your banking details. Beware, it’s a scam....
Losing it all at the ATM
Losing it all at the ATM
A new, very basic scam can rob you of your cash and card at the ATM....
Matrix Scam
Matrix Scam
The matrix scheme is a relatively new scam. This variant on the pyramid scheme makes money for the scammers only....
Office of Government Commerce Scam
Office of Government Commerce Scam
Businesses can be scammed, too, and one involving the Office of Government Contracts can be particularly nasty....
Offshore Investment Scam
Offshore Investment Scam
Offshore investments used to be the province of the rich. These days, sadly, they're often the lair of the scam artist, eager to take your hard-earned savings....
Prime Bank Guarantee Scam
Prime Bank Guarantee Scam
The prime bank guarantee scam is a complex financial web that makes people think they'll make a lot of money. In fact people stand to lose thousands....
Property Scam
Property Scam
Some people make millions out of property - why shouldn't you be one of them? But all too often, those property courses are nothing more than a scam....
Psychic Scam
Psychic Scam
People consult psychics regularly. But many people are also scammed by them. We help you keep your money....
Pyramid Schemes
Pyramid Schemes
Pyramid schemes are old cons, but these days they're all over the Internet. What is the scheme, how do you recogise it and how do you avoid being scammed?...
Quiz Show Fraud
Quiz Show Fraud
Quiz shows had always had the possibility of being fixed - either a fraud by the producers or the contestants....
Scams And Seniors
Scams And Seniors
Seniors are prime targets for scammers. These are some of their main tricks - and how to avoid them....
Stock Tip Scams: Pump and Dump
Stock Tip Scams: Pump and Dump
The Internet age has seen a number of stock tip scams, one of the biggest an update on an old favourite - pump and dump....
The Boiler Room Scam: Bogus Stocks and Shares
The Boiler Room Scam: Bogus Stocks and Shares
If you're offered a deal on shares that sounds too good to be true - it is!...
The Church Con
The Church Con
Con men come at you in many ways. Just because someone worships at the same place as you doesn’t automatically make them trustworthy....
The 'Protected Trademarks' Scam
The 'Protected Trademarks' Scam
Have you received a letter offering to help you register or protect a patent or trademark? It could be a scam....
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