Scams

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Black Friday: how to avoid scams when shopping for deals
Fraudsters aim to exploit shoppers’ desire to save money, but follow these tips before splashing out

Hilary Osborne

25, Nov, 2021 @5:41 PM

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My elderly parents were conned out of £284 over home appliances insurance
Firms claiming to have taken over from Domestic & General have become a common problem

Anna Tims

25, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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TSB is ignoring the fraudsters gambling with £4,150 of my money
Bank refuses to refund 70 payments to a betting company which I most certainly didn’t make

Miles Brignall

22, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Black Friday deals: how to avoid wasting money
Do your research and you might get a bargain, but it pays be wise to the marketing ploys

Hilary Osborne

22, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Police and banks tell shoppers to be vigilant for Black Friday scams
Online crime during Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2020 defrauded UK shoppers by £2.5m

Gwyn Topham

22, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Is this a genuine BT bill, or a very convincing scam?
All the logos look right – but I pay by direct debit on an account with a different number

Miles Brignall

15, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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If you can’t answer this, I have a bridge to sell you: 10 quick questions on scams and scandals
From Ponzi schemes to literary frauds, how well do you know your scandals and confidence men?

Kelly Burke

12, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘They tell you what you want to hear’: people buying fake vaccine cards get scammed themselves
The Covid vaccine is free, but some people have tried to illegally obtain fake vaccine cards only to get scammed, by other criminals

Samira Sadeque

11, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Fraud victims face ‘reimbursement lottery’ from their banks
Three-quarters of rejected compensation claims should have been accepted, watchdog finds

Hilary Osborne

11, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Beware emails and WhatsApp messages asking for loans
Reports of people duped into sending money after seemingly being contacted by a friend

Miles Brignall

09, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Over £5.5bn of Covid support funds lost to fraud or error
HMRC says nearly 9% of furlough scheme was fraudulently claimed or otherwise wrongly paid out last year

Rupert Neate

04, Nov, 2021 @8:08 PM

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It was a safe bet my money was stolen but TSB won’t refund me
It accepted I was a victim of fraud but still refused my claim

Miles Brignall

01, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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