Tag: Scams

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May 12, 2017

Rental accommodation scams

When looking for a property to rent, either as your home or when you go on holiday, the last thing you want is to become a victim of a scam...

May 4, 2017

Lotteries and premium rate scams

Many lotteries and competitions are genuine, and are run by large and reputable organisations or charities. But some types of lottery, sweepstake or prize draw could turn out to be...

May 4, 2017

Pyramid schemes

Pyramid schemes promise you quick and easy money in return for cash. But they are actually designed to con you into investing significant amounts of money which can never be...

May 3, 2017

Phishing

Scammers try to get your personal details like bank account and credit card numbers, usernames and passwords from you. If you are fooled by the scam and give them your...

April 26, 2017

Online ticket scams

When buying tickets for sporting events, concerts or music festivals, it can be tricky to figure out whether an online seller or site is legitimate. There are a number of...

April 26, 2017

Rental accommodation scams

When looking for a property to rent, either as your home or when you go on holiday, the last thing you want is to become a victim of a scam...

April 24, 2017

Tickets

What are your rights when it comes to concert and match tickets? How can you avoid online ticket scams?...

March 16, 2017

Watch out for online scams – Fraud Prevention Month

Internet scams come in many forms. Scammers can use technology to steal people’s personal details, or may try to gain someone’s trust online to cheat them out of money. March...

February 1, 2017

Scams – what to watch out for

A scam is a scheme designed to con you out of your money or your personal details such as your bank account details, PIN numbers or internet banking login details....

February 11, 2016

Five scams to watch out for in 2016

During 2015 we received over 300 calls and emails to our consumer helpline relating to scams including, fake lottery scams, work-from-home scams and rental scams. You can fall victim to a scam by...

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