8 million lost to pension fraud so far this year

Wednesday 21st April 2021

Action Fraud is warning those with pensions to keep them safe and remain vigilant to keep their pension pots out of the hands of scammers. New figures released from the National Reporting Centre for Fraud and Cyber Crime have revealed that £1.8 million has already been lost to fraudsters this year so […]

Reports of pension scamming drops – officials issue new warning.

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Pension scamming has become such a big problem new legislation was brought in to tackle it and stop victims with pensions from losing everything. The legislation meant that people were not allowed to be cold called from companies to talk about their pension pots and coerced into investing into fraudulent schemes. However, […]

Is now the right time to get out of your timeshare?

Tuesday 30th March 2021

Many people regret ever having entered the world of timeshare and wish they could go back in time and not of signed that dreaded timeshare contract. The majority of people who have ever attended a timeshare sales presentation and pressured into purchasing on the day, leave asking themselves “how did that happen?” […]

Can you cancel a timeshare contract?

Wednesday 24th March 2021

When people attend timeshare presentations, they are often blown away by the sales pitch and totally sold on the benefits of having a holiday guaranteed each year. The way in which they are portrayed make them sound amazing and an opportunity not to be missed. You can share them with friends and […]

ICO fines firms for spamming during Pandemic.

Tuesday 9th March 2021

Two firms have been fined heavily by the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending more than 2.7 million nuisance text messages during the pandemic and triggering a record-breaking number of complaints.
One company based in West Sussex has been fined £250,000 for sending more than 2.6 million spam text messages to customers who had […]

Be on the lookout for Valentine’s fraud

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Valentine’s day is around the corner and what should be a time to celebrate all things love, UK Finance is urging the public to be vigilant and look out for friends and family and help keep them safe from romance fraud.
UK Finance revealed in a report that they had seen a […]

Victims scammed out of average £45,000 each!

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Scammers are making investment scams hard to spot; the Financial Conduct Authority warns. The FCA is working with Action Fraud and City of London Police to warn the public to be vigilant when dealing with investment firms. They say there has been a sharp increase in reports of Clone scam companies appearing […]

Scams increase by 400%

Friday 4th December 2020

Did you know fraud and scams have increased by an incredible 400% since the start of the year? And coronavirus has not helped matters, scammers are, just like many of us, also working from home, and this year seem to have stepped up their game as we see more and more new […]

Maintenance fees, the painful reminder!

Thursday 3rd December 2020

It’s that time of year again most timeshare owners dread and a very painful reminder that we are locked into paying for something that, we may not be able to use as often as we would like, we overpaid for in the first place and has been a regretful purchase.
Perhaps your timeshare […]

Charities Warn pandemic has created a new wave of scammers

Wednesday 4th November 2020

The charity commission has warned that scammers are taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic and charitable organisations need to be extra vigilant to protect themselves and their donors from becoming victims of fraud.
The charity regulator looked at the type of frauds that have been reported and warned that scams are preying on […]