Business Against Scams launched You may recall that yours truly is a Scambassador, specially charged with using my influence (oh yes!) to raise the profile of prize promotions scams at a local a... READ MORE >

Scam alert: Coronavirus

Scam alert: Coronavirus. These are difficult times for all of us, but they are being made even more difficult by scammers who are callously exploiting both the situation we all find ourselves in an... READ MORE >

Scam alert: Honda giveaway

Scam alert: Honda giveaway! This Honda scooter giveaway is not a scam I’m ever going to fall for. I’m not being arrogant or smug. We’re all potentially vulnerable to scams and I am no exception, bu... READ MORE >
Scam alert: Facebook Tesco voucher Here’s a quiz question for you: what year was Tesco founded? Admittedly it wasn’t a fact that I had at my fingertips, but according to Wikipedia the name Tesco... READ MORE >

How to avoid prize draw scams

It’s Fraud Week. That may not engender quite the same excitement as, I don’t know, Finals Week at Wimbledon or Movie Week on Strictly, but it’s still a big deal. Fraud Week is an international even... READ MORE >
Facebook may not pay as much tax in the UK as some think it should do. It may have allowed Cambridge Analytica to access the data of millions of its users without their express permission. And it m... READ MORE >

Talking about prize draw scams

As you may know, I’m passionate about preventing scams of any kind, but particularly prize promotions scams, and for the last couple of years I’ve been a member of the Fraud Women’s Network (I blog... READ MORE >
This is a text scam which is apparently in circulation at the moment and the prize is an iPhone XS or sometimes an iPhone XS Max. That makes it something of a classic scam, because iPhones frequent... READ MORE >
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