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This week’s Top 3 scams to look out for

We have thousands of members pro-actively sharing the scams they are seeing. Make sure you are up to date with their advice on how to

This week’s Top 3 scams to look out for

We have thousands of members constantly sharing the scams they are seeing. We summarise and share them each week. Make sure you are up to

Top 3 scams to look out for this week

Welcome to IPS’s early scam alert system.  We have thousands of members constantly sharing the scams they are seeing and we summaries and share them

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Be aware of these Top 6 Black Friday scams

Scammers and fraudsters annoy us all year round but work overtime on Black Friday, when they know consumers will flock to the internet to take

How to stop spam text messages

6 BILLION texts are sent every day. We rely on text messages to communicate with our friends, family and even our GP practices or banks.

IPS appoints Neil Ward as Chairman, and Mark Nichols as CEO, to unlock next phase of its growth strategy

Neil Ward has been appointed as Chairman at IPS, succeeding Petar Cvetkovic who will remain an active member of the company’s board.  Neil is the founder of Neil Ward & Associates (NW/A) and board member, investor and

How to use (and why you need) anti-virus software

There are over 1 BILLION viruses and malware currently circulating the internet. That’s a big number. Sooner or later, one of these viruses is going to find

How to check the Dark Web to find and protect your personal information

We hear all the time about the big bad Dark Web and the dangers it produces.  We hear statistics like: there are 11.6bn accounts currently for sale on the dark web, $150 is the going rate to

IPS founder, Charlie Shakeshaft, kicks off our video newsletter series

OFCOM report that almost 45 million people in the UK received a suspicious message in the last three months. Protect your friends by sharing this

Apple iOS 15 privacy settings you should be using

Apple has now released iOS 15 for its mobile phones (iPadOS 15 for iPads). It contains many useful and interesting security features that we want

Fraud is now a ‘threat to National Security’

Our recent article followed the rise of impersonation scams where fraudsters pretend to be someone else (like a bank or the police) to trick their

93% of adults support a total ban on cold calls and texts about Personal Injury compensation

Personal Injury (PI) calls continue to be the biggest source of complaints received by the Information Commissioner’s Office by some distance, even though it’s been