Watch out for pyramid scams - some of which actively target women
What are the rules around pyramid selling schemes? Are they always scams?

This week, the news broke that nine women had been convicted for running or promoting a pyramid selling scheme. The scheme targeted women and asked them to give £3,000, in the hope of receiving £24,000 when other people joined. These types of schemes are illegal in the UK, but they still pop up and – increasingly – target women.

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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.

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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!

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