Scams and fraud

Common scams to be aware of

Common scams to be aware of

According to Consumer Direct, around three million Brits fall prey to mass marketing scams every year. Figures may actually be even higher than this since many don’t even report their experiences. It is extremely difficult to reunite yourself with your hard earned cash if you fall victim to such scamming, so let’s have a look

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Paid online surveys

Paid online surveys

Getting paid to sit online and answer survey questions sounds like easy money. But the dream of idly clicking away and watching the cash mount up may not be as simple as it sounds. There are risks and pitfalls that both survey-takers and the companies commissioning them need to be aware of. Before you go

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energy mis-selling

Energy mis-selling: Can I claim money back?

There has been a lot of hoo-haa in the press recently about energy mis-selling. Many people have been paying more than they should as a result. If you are one who has been mis-sold an energy contract or have been landed with a grossly inflated energy bill without knowing why, then you may be able

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avoid the directory enquiries rip off

Avoid the Directory Enquiries rip off

Have you ever called directory enquiries? There’s no getting away from the advertisements on TV for companies like 118 118. Promising to help you find any number you could possibly need, they can seem like a life saver in emergency situations. They’re also pretty useful when you simply forget somebody’s number. However, what they don’t

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appealing a parking ticket

Private Parking Tickets: Get clued up!

Everyone hates receiving parking tickets and usually we’ll pay quickly to get a discount. However, you should first check who’s issued the ticket. Many private firms can be unscrupulous in their practices and there’s the possibility of winning an appeal. Here’s our guide to the ins and outs of private parking tickets. Who is the

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Common scams to be aware of

Card scams: The courier scam

You might breathe a sigh of relief if you are contacted by your bank or the police warning you of suspicious activity. After all, you can cancel the cards before any further fraudulent transactions go through. However, it’s important to know that this is exactly how card scams prey on their victims. These card scams have been targeting vulnerable

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