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.
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.
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.