If you bought credit card protection, you could be in line for compensation
Card Protection, Sentinel and Safe and Secure Plus policies are covered by the compensation scheme.
Two million people who bought card protection policies from their bank could be offered compensation. These card protection policies were designed to pay out if your card was lost or stolen. But often you were paying for benefits you didn’t need – for example, if your card was lost or stolen and used by the fraudsters. So, how do you get compensation, and what will you get?
Getting your money back if you've signed up for a 'free' trial
How to avoid diet pills and herbal supplement scams
Over the weekend I had an email from someone who'd signed up to a trial of a facial serum. She thought she was paying a couple of pounds, but in fact she'd signed up to a monthly order of over £60. Also last weekend, I was contacted by someone who'd signed up to a trial of slimming tablets and herbal tea. When she tried to cancel the trial she couldn't and the company took over £120 from her. So what can you do if you sign up for a deal that isn't as good as it looked at first sight?
10 scams to avoid - how to avoid telephone scams and other scams
Some scams are easy to spot, but others are harder to avoid. Here are some common scams.
You’ve probably heard of lottery scams, where people are told they’ve won a prize, and advance fee fraud scams that promise you a percentage of a large sum in exchange for giving your bank details. And you might wonder who falls for them. Well, almost half of us have been targeted by a scam, and many people who fall for them don’t report them. Here are some scams that it’s worth being aware of.