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 was first used in 1924, when one Jack Cohen ordered some tea from someone called TE Stockwell and used his supplier’s initials followed by the first […]READ MORE >
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 event and it’s all about raising awareness of – yes, you guessed it – fraud in all its rich and varied forms, including the prize draw scam.
So if you want to educate yourself about prize draw scams and learn how to avoid then, what can you do?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 may be a source of infinite distraction when you’re trying to get a piece of work done. But […]READ MORE >
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 blogged about joining it here). The name is actually pretty self-explanatory, but instead of trying to describe it in my own […]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 frequently feature in fake prize promotions of all sorts (the scammers don’t seem to be using the iPhone 11 […]READ MORE >