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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Free plane ticket scam

What would you say if I told you how to get free tickets from Easyjet and Ryanair? You’d jump at the chance, wouldn’t you? Especially if I explained that all you have to do is go to the airlines’ websites, answer four simple questions and then share the amazing promotion with 15 friends who are […]

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Costa Coffee has been in the business pages of the papers recently, because Whitbread has sold the café chain to Coca-Cola, but what I’d like to draw your attention to is a Costa scam which is currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp. The scam promises you a £75 voucher to celebrate Costa’s 50th birthday and […]

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