The add-on costs when buying goods from EU-based retailers should be made clearer so that shoppers are not hit with surprise fees or scammed, according to Which?.
People reviewing their retirement plans as the new financial year gets under way are being warned to watch out for online pension scammers.
A company that saw sales rise despite furloughing all staff and takeaways which received online reviews despite claiming to tax officials they were closed are among the businesses being targeted by a Government taskforce.
More than two-fifths (44%) of people would consider turning to investments in the hope of bigger returns, a survey has found.
Reports of cyber frauds in the north-east are continuing to increase - with work being done to protect the vulnerable against them.
Less than half of the total value of losses to bank transfer scams last year was returned to victims by banks and other finance providers, industry figures show.
More than half (58%) of people are worried about their personal information being stolen by fraudsters, a survey has found.
The “whack-a-mole” approach to protecting people from fraud when they are searching the internet is not working, Which? has warned.
More than 15,000 reports of email and social media hacking were received by Action Fraud in the last year.
More than £373 million was lost by repeat victims of fraud in the financial year 2019/20, police figures show.
Banking and finance customers will continue to be supported as the country moves forward from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a trade association has said.
People with mental health problems face a greater risk of financial harm when using certain services, from impulse spending to taking out expensive credit or dealing with scammers, according to a research charity.
People are being warned to watch out for investment scams as the end of the tax year approaches, as HSBC UK said just over £18 million was taken from its customers by fraudsters posing as legitimate providers in 2020.
Online scammers leveraged government coronavirus announcements, sometimes within just a matter of hours, to exploit unprecedented cyber security weaknesses during the pandemic, new research shows.
People are being warned to watch out for a new text message scam in which criminals pose as Royal Mail in an attempt to steal personal and financial details.
Impersonation scams account for the bulk of losses that victims have been reporting during the coronavirus crisis, according to a bank’s analysis of its customer data.
Young adults, whose job prospects have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic, are being targeted online by criminals looking for “money mules” to launder their profits, trade association UK Finance and fraud prevention body Cifas warned.
Increasing the contactless payment spending limit could fuel a rise in thefts and fraud, consumer and banking figures have warned.
One in four investment scam victims in the past year has been aged over 55, losing nearly £26,000 on average, according to a bank’s data.
The chief executive of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has received a scam call from fraudsters pretending to be the taxman amid a spike in people being bombarded with bogus messages.
The number of phone scam reports being made tripled between December and January, figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show.
Nearly £20 million-worth of frauds, including several Covid-19 scams, were prevented last year by a specialist police unit funded by the banking and finance industry.
Cyber fraudsters are switching from big money scams to con people out of as little as £10 on a massive scale in a phenomenon dubbed “silent stealing”, a new report warns.
Banks could be required to publish their bank transfer scam data, including reimbursement levels, under options being considered by the regulator.
A 32-year-old man has admitted using a bank card belonging to Premier League footballer Riyad Mahrez on visits to a casino and a trip to Ibiza.
A woman who faked having cancer and raked in more than £45,000 in donations from well-wishers has been jailed.
Romance scams have increased as people have searched online for love during the coronavirus lockdowns, figures suggest.
An English technology company founded by a former government adviser “cooked its books” before being sold to the US, a court heard.
A British technology tycoon should not be sent to the US to face charges of multibillion-dollar fraud, and should instead be dealt with in a UK court, his lawyer has told an extradition hearing.
Police in Dundee are appealing for information after an elderly couple were targeted by fraudsters in the Lochee area.