Royal Mail in deep water over scam letters

11 Oct
October 11, 2016

Royal Mail executives are to be grilled by the government amid allegations that it delivered scam letters aimed at scamming vulnerable people out of money.

The UK’s dominant postal service has been accused of making money from distributing mail, sent by international criminals that conned victims out of vast sums of money. Read more →

Online estate agent scams banned

03 Oct
October 3, 2016

An online scam by crooked estate agents is being officially outlawed by industry watchdogs as the Government is now making it illegal for estate agents to amend existing properties and relist them as new. Read more →

Students are latest tax scam targets

19 Aug
August 19, 2016

There is no federal student tax – that’s the message from the Internal Revenue Service, which is warning students and their parents about this fake tax which is part of yet another telephone scam. Read more →

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 →