Scam

Spam Starts a New Chapter

David Emm | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Spam is ubiquitous today and the people behind these messages will find any excuse to persuade you to part with your cash. Most of us are familiar with the 'family-in-distress' tactic used by scammers over recent years and believe we have the edge on them. But now there is a new plot, a new story-line with new characters.

How Does it Feel to Get Scammed? Horrible, but I'm Glad it Happened

Sean O'Meara | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sean O'Meara

In February this year, I was the victim of a humiliatingly rudimentary scam. In fact, saying scam probably lends what happened to me an undeserved kudos, as if the scammer was a snappily dressed confidence trickster who stole my heart before stealing my savings.

Why Older People Are More Susceptible To Scams

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone knows the adage: "If something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is." Why, then, do some people fall for scams and older people es...

Police Hunt Potato Laptop Fraudsters

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK

Greater Manchester Police are appealing for information after a man handed over cash on the promise of buying discount laptops and received... a rucks...

Credit Card Fraud Falls As Criminals Favour More 'Simplistic' Scams

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK

Card fraud has reached a 10-year low, as criminals resort to old-fashioned cheque and telephone scams, figures have shown. Credit and debit card lo...

Want 89¢, You'll Only Have to Pay $20 for the privilege!

Stephen Canning | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Canning

We've all seen scams, we've all received and I dare to say many of us have fallen prey to scams. The only comfort after this is that you know your on ...