Scam Awareness Month 2018

Friday 25th May 2018

‘Don’t Miss A Trick, Be Scam Aware!’
Citizens Advice, Trading Standards and partners across the consumer protection landscape are leading an anti-scam initiative throughout the month of June, for Scams Awareness Month.
The campaign is all about supporting partnerships nationally and locally to give consumers the skills and confidence to identify scams, learn how […]

Florida Man In Jail For Timeshare Fraud.

Thursday 24th May 2018

A 37 year old man from Orlando, Florida stands accused of running a nationwide, fraudulent Timeshare scheme from his apartment.
David Jolly has been charged with swindling nearly $90,000. Victims say they thought he was selling their Timeshares, but it was all an elaborate hoax.
Jolly is currently being held in jail, as he […]

Mandy Coombes, Fraud Victim From Birmingham

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Fraud Victim

A Hospital clerk from Birmingham was left distraught after scammers striped her bank account of her life savings. Mandy Coombes had a phone call from someone claiming to be from her bank before all but a few pounds disappeared from her account. A fraud investigation has begun to find out who did […]

FCC Hands Down Biggest Ever Fine

Monday 21st May 2018

The FCC Hands Down Biggest Ever Fine For Man Who Made 96 Million Robocalls.
The US Federal Communications Commission have issued a $120 million fine to a man from Miami, Florida. It was alleged that he had been the mastermind behind 96 million robocalls, tricking customers with ‘exclusive’ sales of holiday and timeshare […]

A Day To Celebrate, Relax and Enjoy The Festivities

Friday 18th May 2018

The Marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place tomorrow in St.George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at 12pm. The Queen granted permission for the ceremony to be held in the place of worship, which seats approximately 800.
The build up to the wedding has dominated the headlines for weeks now, with […]

Mortgage Lender Reprimanded By The FCA !

Thursday 17th May 2018

Shawbrook Bank Has Admitted Being Reprimanded By The Financial Conduct Authority.
Shawbrook Bank has seen a significant decline in lending volumes since the Financial Conduct Authority forced it to make changes to its lending policy back in October 2017.
The Financial watchdog was investigating several firms, after evidence emerged over lax lending standards. The […]

Student Brings Claim Against Her University !

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Student Brings Legal Claim For Compensation Against Her University !
Consumer and Human Rights law firm Leigh Day has informed Lancaster University they intend to bring a claim for lost tuition time on behalf of student Cathy Olphin; a case that the firm predicts could grow into one of the UK’s largest group […]

Diamond CEO says his Industry has “Matured”

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Diamond Resorts CEO Michael Flaskey spoke at the Annual American Resort Development Association convention expo this week. He spoke on a panel of CEO’s for Timeshare companies about challenges to their industry. One of the topics up for discussion was the impact of Airbnb on the hospitality industry. Airbnb connects users with […]

‘Right to be Forgotten’ Claimant wants to rewrite History, Says Google.

Monday 14th May 2018

On 13 April 2018, the English High Court handed down judgement in the first ‘Right to be Forgotten’ case tried in the English Courts. This landmark case specifically addressed the right to have personal information removed by operators of Internet Search Engine, Google. The Judge in this case held that Google must […]

Shocking Staff Reviews for the Financial Ombudsman

Friday 11th May 2018

Staff members working for the Financial Ombudsman Service have been flooding Glassdoor with negative reviews.
Glassdoor is the ‘TripAdvisor’ of the employment sector, where staff are able to rate past and current employers out of five stars. They can also leave comments on their experiences and many have taken the opportunity to vent […]