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.
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.
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?