These Are The Places You're Most Likely To Get Scammed In The UK

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Tech

New data has revealed that where you live in the UK affects how likely you are to be scammed, and the nature of the fraud you are most susceptible to....

Received A Text Message From Your Bank Recently? A New Scam Is Tricking People Into Emptying Their Accounts

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech

Received a text from your bank recently? A new ‘smishing’ scam is convincing people to hand over their bank details by sending text messages disgu...

New Instagram Scam Takes Over Your Profile And Fills It With Adult Content

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Tech

A new Instagram hack has been discovered which takes over a user’s account and then fills it with porn and adult dating spam. Security firm Norton b...

Tinder Users Being Conned Into Paying Over $110 A Month In New Scam

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Tech

People on Tinder might be familiar with being scammed into believing matches are 10 years younger than they actually are, but now users of the dating ...

How Mobile Games Became Evil (and Crap)

Thorsten Rauser | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Tech
Thorsten Rauser

When Apple recently announced that apps generated approximately $14billion in revenue in 2014 ($10billion of which was paid out to developers), they did not mention that the biggest single chunk of that money came from exploiting players with obvious gambling problems.

Why is Facebook Such a Strong Platform for Online Scams?

Catalin Cosoi | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Catalin Cosoi

These types of scams often prey on users' curiosity by deceiving them into clicking on posts that either promise alluring prizes or exclusive content that can only be accessed if interacted with socially.

Be Careful Who You Add On Facebook, It Could Cost Actual Money

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Tech

Think Facebook is free of internet scams? Well sadly while you won't be getting spam emails, Facebook scams are altogether a lot more sinister. Che...

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 ...