Diamonds, bamboo, carbon credits and wine – are all well known investment scams.
If you're looking for an investment, you might be tempted by something like carbon credits, a wood or bamboo plantation, wine or diamonds. The problem is that while you may be able to make money from precious metals, wine or forests, there are also lots of rogues and fraudsters pushing these types of investments. Be aware that you could lose all your money.
If you’re getting working age benefits, you’ll be affected by the roll out of universal credit. How will it work?
Universal credit is being rolled out from today (except in Northern Ireland). It will replace means-tested benefits that you can claim if you’re of working age. It is being gradually rolled out and will be available in all job centres in England, Scotland and Wales by 2017. What does it mean if you’re currently claiming benefits?
People with dementia are being targeted and scammed out of money by criminals
If you have a relative with dementia or who's becoming mentally frail, be aware that they may be targets for fraud
There are around 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the rise in the number of people who are mentally frail or who have dementia is providing an opportunity for criminals. One Trading Standards Officer told me that these fraudsters were using 'grooming' tactics and that they would try and trick someone into handing over all their savings.