Warning over coronavirus cash scams as taxpayers set to lose £8 billion

Warning over coronavirus cash scams as taxpayers set to lose £8 billion

Scammers are targeting coronavirus cash rescue schemes and could end up fleecing the Government of almost £8 billion, a report has warned. Businesses and individuals could also lose money to fraudsters taking advantage of demand for financial help. The Policy Exchange think tank said the…

Lockdown energy bills warning as families face £25 rise in monthly direct debits

Lockdown energy bills warning as families face £25 rise in monthly direct debits

Almost 14 million households are facing higher energy bills after months of increased power use during lockdown. New research from comparison site Uswitch says we are likely to see direct debits going up by £25 a month. Gas and electricity consumption is increasing while we…

Primark issues warning over scam offering £500 vouchers

Primark issues warning over scam offering £500 vouchers

An email scam purporting to be from British retailer, Primark, has been uncovered by a Parliament Street cyber research team. The phishing attack uses official branding to promote a fake survey which then harvests sensitive information, such as payment details, including the victim’s bank account…

Warning over £1,000 fake Asda voucher scam

Warning over £1,000 fake Asda voucher scam

Shoppers are being warned not to fall for a scam involving fake £1,000 Asda vouchers after around 100 reports to police. Emails are circulating offering people huge prizes in return for filling in a form online. A spokesman for Action Fraud said: “We have received…