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HMRC stops scammers spoofing its official phone numbers

HMRC says it's developed new technology which stops fraudsters spoofing its most commonly-used numbers to trick taxpayers into handing over money

1 June 2019

TSB launches refund guarantee for fraud victims

TSB has promised to refund customers who lose money through any type of fraud under its Fraud Refund Guarantee

15 April 2019

Name-check service for online payments likely to be delayed

A service that aims to combat money transfer scams and incorrect payments by checking the name of the person or company you're sending money to online could be delayed until next year

14 February 2019

Contactless card security flaw largely fixed, in win for MSE's two-year campaign

The financial regulator has said that "almost all" contactless transactions from the two biggest card schemes are now processed 'online' in order to combat a security flaw which meant crooks could use cards months after they'd been cancelled

29 January 2019

Guest comment: How the financial regulator's tackled contactless card fraud

The FCA’s Christopher Woolard gives an update on the regulator’s work to protect consumers from contactless card fraud - and what you can do if you think you’ve been targeted

29 January 2019

Banks to start checking name of who you're sending cash to online

A new 'name check' service is being set up to tackle money transfer scams and lower the risk of online payments being sent to the wrong account - with some banks expected to start using it early next year

18 October 2018

£2.75m a day stolen by fraudsters

Scammers stole more than £500 million from UK bank customers in the first half of 2018, figures have shown

25 September 2018

Banks told it'll be harder to blame fraud victims

Banks have been told not to assume their customers are at fault if they're targeted by sophisticated scammers

22 August 2018

Fraud alert as TSB customers see £1,000s taken from accounts

TSB customers have hit out at the bank after thousands of pounds taken from their bank accounts

17 May 2018

Lost money to a scam involving a Western Union wire transfer? You can now claim a refund from the US

Fraud victims who paid money to scammers via Western Union wire transfers over a 13-year period can now try for refunds

30 November 2017

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