Widow Scammed out of £50,000

Friday 22nd March 2019

A grieving widow has told how she was tricked out of £50,000 by aggressive scammers posing as HMRC taxmen.
Linda Butler was so terrified into making repeat payments to criminals posing as HMRC officials who told her she could be arrested if she refused to pay a non-existent tax debt. Mrs Butler told […]

Another warning over TV Licensing Scam

Thursday 21st March 2019

Action Fraud are again issuing fresh warnings over an ongoing TV Licensing phishing scam. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau are continuing to receive high numbers of complaints through their reporting service.
Fraudsters are sending members of the public fake TV Licensing emails, which are designed to steal personal and financial information. Action Fraud has […]

New HMRC phone scam scaring victims

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Heartless fraudsters are targeting victims threatening them with immediate arrest if they don’t hand over £1,000s immediately.
Fraudsters have been targeting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs, and the UK Tax office says it have received more than 60,000 reports of scam calls in the six months leading up to […]

A serial ticket fraudster faces a string of charges

Tuesday 19th March 2019

An Instagram influencer, turned prolific online ticket scammer, has plead guilty to ripping off over 100 people, will face further charges.
Hannah Valentine, 19, used her online profiles to con concert goers out of $10,000. In November last year, police were alerted after a string of complaints from people saying they had been […]

Another Successful Claim

Monday 18th March 2019

Here at Mercantile Claims, we have the pleasure of helping many clients reclaim money for contracts that were mis-sold to them and, today, we are delighted to announce yet another successful claim for compensation for one of our clients, who have received a settlement of over £11,000.
People who enter into timeshare agreements […]

40,000 Customers Owed Wonga Compensation

Friday 15th March 2019

Administrators bought into sort out Wonga, the Payday lender following its collapse in August 2018, say the actual number of consumers able to claim compensation is four times higher than initially thought.
The Financial Ombudsman Service told the Treasury Committee in January this year, that there were around 10,500 consumers who had unresolved […]

Scammed out of $63,000 on a timeshare that was never built

Thursday 14th March 2019

A 68 year old retired couple from Arizona, U.S. paid more than $63,000 for a timeshare condominium in Mexico. The couple were planning on spending a couple of weeks there every year, however, the couple learned the resort was never built.
It all started in 2004, when the couple invested $30,000 in a […]

Cold Calling Con Companies Raided

Wednesday 13th March 2019

The UK’s data protection watchdog has raided two companies it believes is behind millions of nuisance calls.
The two companies based in Birmingham and Brighton have been under the watchful eye of the Information Commissioners Office for a year after receiving hundreds of complaints.
The calls mainly concerned road traffic accidents, personal injury claims […]

Millions could be owed compensation for unfair car deals

Tuesday 12th March 2019

A report from the Financial Conduct Authority could mean car loan companies are facing multi million pound claims from customers they have ripped off.
Complaints about car loans, known as Personal Contract Purchase deals or PCP car financing, have hit record levels and the FCA says thousands of drivers have been left owing […]

Another Successful Claim

Monday 11th March 2019

People who enter into timeshare agreements often find it difficult to keep up with the mounting maintenance fees and cannot afford it any longer. They can also find that their timeshare no longer suits their needs and simply want an end to the burden.
To make matters worse owners find they are also […]