Scams

Consumer Rights - Am I Entitled To A Refund Or Exchange

Consumer Rights – Am I Entitled To A Refund Or Exchange

Imagine buying something you’ve had your heart set on for a while, something you’ve saved hard for. Feels good, right? But when you get home and open it up you find it’s faulty in some way. Disappointed, you return to the shop for a refund or perhaps and exchange, but your complaint falls on deaf

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Illegal Money Lenders

Illegal Money Lenders

With the credit crunch continuing to bite nearly 8 years after it first hit, many loan sharks are cashing-in on the financial vulnerabilities of those most in need. The law states that anyone wishing to operate as a professional money-lender has to be authorised to do so by the FCA – the Financial Conduct Authority.

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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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