How to spot social media scams [INFOGRAPHIC]

Internet users love social media. It’s a place where they can cultivate a persona and interact with friends and family. The most popular social media sites in 2019 are Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Facebook has reached 2 billion active users, Instagram has 1 billion and LinkedIn is gaining momentum with 590 million users. With so […]

Instagram car finance SCAM – Drivers warned of bogus lease firms using social media 

Motorists are being warned about a new finance scam that sees con artists targeting unsuspecting motorists with too good to be true deals.  Deals advertised on the social media Instagram are targetting the most vulnerable motorists on the road.  Typically they offer motorists a policy without the need for a credit check or a deposit.  […]

DVLA car tax scam WARNING – If you receive this message, here's what you should do

It is not an uncommon thing for con artists to send fraudulent messages to motorists posing to be the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). Over the years there have been many reports of drivers being contacted via text or email by someone claiming to be the DVLA either asking for money or offering a […]

The FTC is investigating iBackPack, an $800,000 crowdfunding scam

Kickstarter and Indiegogo may have started with great intentions, but crowdfunding campaigns now seem at least as likely to fall short of their promises as to fully deliver on them. As The Verge reports today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken a particular interest in the Los Angeles startup behind iBackPack, which raised nearly $ 800,000…Read […]

Martin Lewis: Money Saving Expert scam email warning – look out for these four words

Martin Lewis, 46, issued an email scam warning to viewers on This Morning to explain what to look out for and how to know if you’re being scammed. The Money Saving Expert, or MSE for short, advised people to be wary of the wording of certain emails to tell if they are a scam. “Look […]

Martin Lewis: Money Saving Expert scam email warning – look out for these four words

Martin Lewis, 46, issued an email scam warning to viewers on This Morning to explain what to look out for and how to know if you’re being scammed. The Money Saving Expert, or MSE for short, advised people to be wary of the wording of certain emails to tell if they are a scam. “Look […]

Fortnite SCAM: Epic Games issues URGENT warning to Fortnite players

Fortnite players are warned to remain vigilant online by Epic Games this week after a number of players lose their personal information to scammers.  Fortnite is a free-to-play game but offers layers the change to make in-game microtransaction purchases on skins and cosmetics, opening an avenue for exploitation from scammers.  Epic Games issued an urgent warning for players to […]

Holiday car hire SCAM: Tourists ripped off thousands of pounds by foreign companies

GETTY Customers are often lured in by very cheap rates – only to find the costs soaring with added extras Scams can include billing for non-existent damage, dramatically overcharging for repairs and slapping on a premium for fuel if cars are not returned without a completely full tank. Rory Boland, Which? Travel editor, warned: “Unfortunately, […]