This article reveals eight tricks the fraudsters can use to steal your money and how Sally Marlow's account of rumbling a fake courier saw her see off a fraudster.
With festivities such as Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas just around the corner we may become distracted from our normal vigilance. Read on how to safeguard against these tricks or go to www.grantthornton.co.uk/investmentscams
Fraudsters are going on a £1.5million a day spending spree – using other people's plastic cards. These new fraud figures are published just as Financial Fraud Action UK steps up its Take Five campaign to help shoppers and householders beat the scourge. The campaign encourages everyone to be suspicious of uninvited approaches and to keep personal financial details to themselves – taking time to think before they act on any requests. The new strand, 'My Money, My info? I don't think so' is designed to crank up shopper scepticism.