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I’ve always advised that one of the checks you can do to determine whether a website is genuine – and not put up by scammers whose sole intention is to steal your private information or your actual hard-earned cash – is to look for the green padlock symbol next to the web address in the […]

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Who wouldn’t want the chance to win £85 worth of Asda vouchers in the run-up to Christmas? After all, £85 would make a reasonable dent in anyone’s Christmas shopping bill and, as Asda’s current slogan has it ‘Save money. Live better’ (or, in the words of a rival supermarket chain, ‘Every little helps’). A decent […]

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Friday 23 November may be Black Friday 2018, but the date is also significant – in fact, far more significant – for being the end of the week in which Friends Against Scams is celebrating its second anniversary. Friends Against Scams was originally launched by the National Trading Standards Scams Team and it’s basically about […]

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Did you notice that the CAP Code has just been revised? No? Perhaps you were too preoccupied with whether Joe Suggs and his partner Dianne Buswell would make it through to next week’s show at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom (they did). However, Strictly aside, on Friday the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP – you see why […]

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I’ve written about property raffles before and they still seem very popular. I guess for promoters it’s one way of flipping bricks and mortar into a fat profit just by selling some tickets, and for punters, whether they would live in it, rent it out or sell it on, the opportunity to win some real […]

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