Elderly widower Thomas was an easy target for conmen but now he’s taking sweet revenge  

Widower Thomas Wyness is fighting back after being targeted by scammers For nine years, widower Thomas Wyness was bombarded with letters telling him he’d won high-value cash prizes, televisions and cars. All he needed to do, the letters told him, was send a small sum of money to an overseas postbox to claim it.  But … Read more Elderly widower Thomas was an easy target for conmen but now he’s taking sweet revenge  

Elderly widower Thomas was an easy target for conmen but now he’s taking sweet revenge  

Widower Thomas Wyness is fighting back after being targeted by scammers For nine years, widower Thomas Wyness was bombarded with letters telling him he’d won high-value cash prizes, televisions and cars. All he needed to do, the letters told him, was send a small sum of money to an overseas postbox to claim it.  But … Read more Elderly widower Thomas was an easy target for conmen but now he’s taking sweet revenge  

TSB fails to fully roll out extra online security 10 months after deadline

TSB still hasn’t rolled out extra online banking security for all customers 10 months after deadline as it comes second-bottom for online security The bank ranked second bottom for online security in new research by Which?  This was largely due to its failure to roll out two-factor authentication  Banks had been required by the regulator … Read more TSB fails to fully roll out extra online security 10 months after deadline

The fake emails and texts which targeted Britons over Christmas

Fake texts from fraudsters pretending to be Royal Mail and emails impersonating the likes of Microsoft, UPS and car park operators were among the scams which tried to catch Britons out over the festive period. This is Money asked for readers’ experiences after we reported how phishing emails which pretended to be from the courier … Read more The fake emails and texts which targeted Britons over Christmas

Online fraudsters hit lockdown shoppers

Online fraudsters hit lockdown shoppers as stolen payment cards for sale on ‘dark web’ rise By Neil Craven for The Mail on Sunday Published: 22:16 GMT, 26 December 2020 | Updated: 22:58 GMT, 26 December 2020 Cyber security experts recorded a sharp rise in online shopping fraud in November as stores shut during the month-long … Read more Online fraudsters hit lockdown shoppers

Beware the internet car scams: How fraudsters con buyers

Online vehicle scams are on the rise with victims losing a total of £16.5million in nine months of this year alone, new research has revealed. This is up 10 per cent on the same months of March and November last year, according to data from Action Fraud. Vehicle scams often involve fraudsters posting images of … Read more Beware the internet car scams: How fraudsters con buyers

Beware the internet car scams: How fraudsters con buyers

Online vehicle scams are on the rise with victims losing a total of £16.5million in nine months of this year alone, new research has revealed. This is up 10 per cent on the same months of March and November last year, according to data from Action Fraud. Vehicle scams often involve fraudsters posting images of … Read more Beware the internet car scams: How fraudsters con buyers

Watchdog slams banks’ ‘vague and ineffective’ fraud alerts

Banks can wriggle out of paying fraud refunds if they can prove victims ignored warnings on their websites. Yet a damning report by the Lending Standards Board (LSB) revealed last week that many of these scam alerts are vague, ineffective and not good enough. The watchdog refused to name and shame the banks with the … Read more Watchdog slams banks’ ‘vague and ineffective’ fraud alerts

Christmas scams: Watch out for these DPD and Royal Mail dupes

The most vulnerable time of the year: Britons bombarded with fake emails as fraudsters impersonate DPD and Royal Mail to grab personal and card details Dozens of people have reported being sent a fake email claiming to be from DPD  Another from Royal Mail also asks recipients to provide a delivery address It comes as … Read more Christmas scams: Watch out for these DPD and Royal Mail dupes

Scores of people reveal experience of nuisance calls

Scores of people reveal experience of nuisance calls, following our report on the plague of telephone pests By Laura Shannon, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 12 December 2020 | Updated: 22:39 GMT, 12 December 2020 Scores of people have contacted The Mail on Sunday to reveal their experience of nuisance calls, following last … Read more Scores of people reveal experience of nuisance calls