CPP fraud protection compensation - the deadline to claim is August 30th
If you've received a letter about CPP compensation what should you do next?
You have until the end of August to claim compensation from CPP over mis-sold card protection insurance. If you bought a card protection or an identity fraud protection policy from CPP, you may be due compensation of around £200. Don't miss out.
Don’t fall for copycat websites; you could lose money
Copycat websites mimic official government sites but you’ll be charged for services you could get for free
Over the last few weeks there’s been a lot of publicity about copycat websites, especially in the run-up to the self-assessment tax deadline. Copycat websites charge you for services that you could get for free (or much cheaper) by going direct to the government agency. They typically charge for passport renewal, filing your tax return or getting a driving licence. Don’t get caught out by them!
Fraud and bank refunds; what the rules say about when banks are supposed to refund your money.
If you've had money taken out of your account, or a payment taken you didn't agree to, you should get your money back.
If you've had money taken out of your account by a company - perhaps you have hired a car on holiday and have found extra charges have been taken from your credit card, or perhaps you agreed to a one-off payment for a product and have had much more money taken than you agreed. The good news is that your bank or credit card company must refund these so-called 'unauthorised transactions'. The bad news is that bank staff may not always be aware of these rules.