Pokémon Go email scam

20 Jul
July 20, 2016

The app has already become the most downloaded game in US history and has topped app store charts globally. However, fears are growing over how safe it is. Read more →

Tourists fall victim to bogus Airbnb site

11 Jul
July 11, 2016

Flats to rent that are listed on what seems to be a legitimate Airbnb website, are in actual fact a scam. People are falling victim to the con even though they have spent time ensuring the site is genuine – checking the reviews, making sure the reviewers were legitimate and also making several further checks to confirm the listing is valid. Read more →

PayPal Scammers Are Persistent!

21 Jun
June 21, 2016

For anyone who has had an email account for, well ever, will have seen these “emails from PayPal” floating around in their junk box. There is a good reason they are lurking in there. No, PayPal isn’t spamming you, its scammers pretending to be PayPal. With PayPal being one of the internet’s most popular payment methods, it’s no surprise that scammers have been trying to scam its users since the dawn of the service back in 1998. Read more →

Monopoly money scam

14 Jun
June 14, 2016

A group of con artists who used Monopoly money to trick jewellery dealers in a £7m scam have been sentenced to jail.

The fake money was sometimes sandwiched between real euro notes in piles of money, and on other occasions the word “Monopoly” was covered by paper bands used to hold the bundles together. Read more →

UEFA releases tool to identify scam websites

06 Jun
June 6, 2016

With Euro 2016 just a few days away, there are still tickets available for some of the group stage games with a handful of the most expensive seats for the opening ceremony and fixture between France and Romania in Paris still unsold. Read more →

Scams using iTunes Gift Cards are rising

01 Jun
June 1, 2016

Fresh warnings from Apple and US authorities have stated that iTunes gift cards have become a common tool for online scammers to wring money out of victims, deVere Group can report.  Read more →

Credit Card Scheme Hits Japan Hard

25 May
May 25, 2016

Now if you have never been to Japan you won’t know that there are very few 24/7 ATM machines and ever fewer that accept foreign cards. Finding such terminals is a very tricky job. However, for one organisation, they prove that this is as simple as getting a loaf of bread from the local store. Perhaps you can do both at the same time? Read more →

Pension fraud up 235% after reforms!

10 May
May 10, 2016

Data released by the City of London Police indicates that pension fraud rocketed by 235% in May 2015, reaching £4.5 million, after reforms were applied which allows more flexibility when making investments.  Read more →

China Job Recruiter & Visa Agent Scams

03 May
May 3, 2016

There is currently a scam plaguing the internet that promises to find you a teaching job in china. They try their very best to confuse you and make out that life in China for an expat is low paid and fraught with difficulties. However, they are on hand to make sure you can get your dream job teaching English in China. Sounds fishy already? deVere Group explain in greater detail to help keep you safe. Read more →

Apple ID expiry scam

26 Apr
April 26, 2016

If you have received a text message appearing to be from Apple, telling you your Apple ID is due to expire today, it’s a scam! This is an example of a phishing scam which is currently circulating in the form of a text message, which is not actually sent by Apple Support. The scam tries to trick iPhone users into sharing their username and passwords. If you see a message like this, then you should just delete it and avoid opening the link. Read more →