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4 December 2014
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Don’t Let Fake Goods Ruin Your Christmas

Consumer spending in the run up to Christmas is expected to reach £22 billion this year but people have been warned to watch out for scammers selling fake goods. Intellectual property crime and counterfeiting in the UK is estimated to total at least £90 million every year and as shoppers go in hunt of festive […]


21 October 2014
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Protecting Personal Information to Tackle Crime: What You Can Do

More than 110 million pieces of data have been bought and sold by cyber criminals in 2014 to date, according to new research from Experian. It highlights the risks of making personal information readily available online, and despite people’s best efforts the volume of illegally traded data is still soaring. However, more can always be […]


25 July 2014
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Overcoming Retailer Data Trust Issues

Global research into fraud has found that nearly a third of consumers don’t trust retailers with their data – likely as a result of several widely reported breaches in the past year. Data is stored by online shopping sites, restaurants and other businesses and the sheer scale of what is kept means some breaches of […]


10 July 2014
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Warning for Online Shoppers Using Auction Websites

Scammers are targeting popular auction websites and are fraudulently taking thousands of pounds from online shoppers, a charity has warned. Citizens Advice has warned people to be on their guard, adding that sites such as Gumtree and eBay are at risk of becoming a ‘hotbed for scams’ and false postings. One in six consumer problems […]


22 May 2014
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eBay Hacking Highlights Need to Guard Against Identity Theft

In the wake of the eBay hacking that saw the world’s largest online security breach, thoughts must now turn to what can be done to protect ourselves from identity theft. Some 233 million eBay users across the globe – including an estimated 15 million from Britain – could now be at risk. It is thought […]



14 March 2014
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Battling Card Fraud – the Card With its own Keypad

Customers looking to battle credit card fraud could soon have a new weapon with which to do it – a credit card with a built in keypad. Dynamics, a credit card developer, works to develop next generation technology and the company’s latest invention is to have a card that requires a pin to be entered […]


28 February 2014
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Gambling While Staying Protected with Prepaid Cards

Gambling is becoming a larger part of British society, with an estimated six million people choosing to do so online every single month. But with this habit comes a danger, as credit card details are entered on various online sites, opening up the possibility of fraud. In cases where credit cards are linked to bank […]


14 February 2014
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Card Fraud is on the Rise…..But What Can You do About it?

The UK anti-fraud organisation CIFAS recently reported an 11% year-on-year drop in fraudulent activity in 2013. But that only tells half the story! Levels of fraud remain high compared to previous years but of most concern is an increase in card fraud, which leapt to 30% in 2013 from 10% in the previous year. CIFAS […]


31 January 2014
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Fraud Warnings as US Scam on Route to UK

Consumers with credit and debit cards across the UK have been warned to be on their guard against a scam that has struck repeatedly across America. It is believed that the £5.95 credit card scam could be set for British shores and now a major US consumer protection group is urging everyone to be careful. […]

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