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Category Archives: Financial fraud

Beware of pension fraudsters


Safeguard your hard-earned retirement savings from COVID-19 scammers Fraudsters are exploiting fears over the COVID-19 pandemic to target pension savers and investors. The Pensions Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Money and Pensions Service have issued a joint … Continue reading

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Get-rich-quick schemes


Financial fraud nets millions for organised crime scammers Fraudulent get-rich-quick schemes are netting millions for organised crime. But investment scams can be difficult to spot because they’re designed to look like genuine investments, with most scammers having a professional-looking website … Continue reading

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Protecting your identity


Common ways fraudsters can steal your personal information Identity theft is frighteningly widespread. No one can prevent all identity theft, and cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated in their attempts to steal your identity. Identity theft occurs when someone steals your … Continue reading

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Protecting yourself from scams


Fraudsters are using sophisticated ways to part savers from their money Pension and investment scams are on the increase in the UK. Everyday fraudsters are using sophisticated ways to part savers from their money, and the Internet and advances in … Continue reading

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Inside the mind of a scammer


Tactics investment fraudsters use to deceive over-55s The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging over-55s to check that investment opportunities are genuine before they part with their money. This comes as new research[1], commissioned as part of the FCA’s ScamSmart … Continue reading

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