Scams

Online Dating... The Scams That Target Men

David Emm | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

In the hunt for company, many men are putting themselves at risk, becoming an unwitting target for scammers and cyber-thieves... The world of online dating has always drawn the attention of fraudsters, since it offers a large pool of potential victims.

Exploitation in the Modelling Industry Is Still Very Real

Neely Reyes | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

But it's the one or two that do take advantage of the wannabees that ruin the reputation of the industry for the rest of us. It doesn't take much for the media to make the modelling industry public enemy number one and sadly the negative stories will always get more exposure than the many honest people working in the industry that are helping to secure their models a good working wage.

On Eid, Many Muslims Are Cash-Strapped, Thanks to Ruthless Travel Agents

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

In short, any agent who is not registered and cannot provide anything in writing needs to be given a wide berth. Otherwise for many it could mean not just a ruined Eid, but also the trip of a lifetime.

Facebookers, Don't Click The 'Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Found By Sailor' Link

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

A video claiming to reveal the discovery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been revealed as a viral marketing scam. Entitled ‘Newest...

Top Six Online Scams to Avoid

Peter Barnes | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Peter Barnes

Money transfer is a great way to send money quickly and conveniently to friends and loved ones, but just as you wouldn't hand an envelope of cash to a stranger, you should never transfer money to someone you have never met in person. You would be surprised by how many people do not follow this one key rule.

She Who Dares Wins

Naomi Hefter | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I reluctantly took the risk and borrowed the £170 fee to join after being told I was sure to get bookings and make £450 for a night of wining and dining. I never heard back from them. Ringing and ringing asking for my money back, all I got was an answering machine message saying " Welcome, our offices are currently closed due to the weather" ... now I'm left MINUS £170.

Work From Home and Earn £2,000 a Month (But Are They All Genuine?)

Stephen Fear | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Stephen Fear

Work from home schemes are posted all over the web and are particularly prevalent in the UK, USA and Canada, but are they all genuine? Many people who apply for work-at-home positions are struggling to make ends meet. Scams abound so it is important to be vigilant as to which are genuine and which are not. Crimes involving the weak, needy and disabled are particularly reprehensible.

Consumers Beware: Mobile Devices Are Under Increased Attack From Spammers

Neil Cook | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech
Neil Cook

Most consumers have got wise to email spam. The savvier consumer knows not to open spam mail, and immediately hits delete. However, spammers have become more creative in their spam attack methods.

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.

Scams Are a Sport This Summer

Raj Samani | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Tech
Raj Samani

Email inboxes are highly predictable. Any newsworthy event, whether a natural disaster, major sporting event, or even celebrity gossip inevitably invokes an email from an entrepreneurial individual with unscrupulous principles promising you something of value in exchange for personal information...

Elderly Warned Against Scams Targeting Older People

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

The elderly have been warned to be on their guard against bogus retail and investment schemes targeting the older generations. . The Insolvency Ser...

WOT, The Guardian Angel of the Internet

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Tech
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

How many hours daily do you spend surfing in the Internet? Have you ever thought of all the traps that are awaiting you, the more or less innocent sur...

Michael Rundle

Olympic Scams, Cons, Flim-Flams And Swindles - And How To Avoid Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK

It will be "impossible" to tell how deep the level of fraud will go at this year's Olympics until the event takes place, an official has told The Huff...