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Warning: Holiday booking scams jump by a third - here's how to avoid them

Holidaymakers should watch out as new data from Lloyds Bank shows travel-related scams have increased by a third over the year to March, with fraudsters targeting those booking package holidays, flights, hotels and caravans. Here’s how to try and avoid them - and what to do if you've been scammed.

29 April 2022

Thousands of First Direct customers have bogus 'Nando's' payments taken from their account – here's what to do if you’re affected

Thousands of First Direct customers have had mysterious Nando’s payments taken from their accounts. Fraudsters have been taking authorised payments of around £60 from people.

22 February 2022

Beware NHS Covid pass fraud - one MoneySaver was scammed out of £25,000 though he got his money back after MSE intervened

A grandfather of two, who was tricked out of £25,000 by fraudsters purporting to offer NHS Covid passes, has got his life savings back after MoneySavingExpert.com intervened.

27 January 2022

Financial watchdog releases Christmas anti-fraud jingle to help consumers scupper loan fee scammers

The finance watchdog has released a Christmas jingle music video as part of an anti-fraud campaign to help protect consumers from loan fee fraud this festive season.

9 December 2021

Martin Lewis: If you need to call your bank, you can just dial 159

If you need to call your bank; just dial 159. That's the message MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis gave in the second episode of his new series of The Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV.

1 October 2021

Contactless payment limit to rise to £100 from 15 October

The contactless payment limit, which is the amount you can spend on card without entering a PIN, will rise from £45 to £100 from 15 October, it's been confirmed. It comes after chancellor Rishi Sunak formally announced the plans in the spring Budget.

27 August 2021

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