Scams

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...