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Don’t be a victim of a Valentine’s scam

10th Feb 2021 St Valentine’s day in 2021 will be very different. With the current lockdown in place, it is not possible to physically meet

Ticket Scams & Fraud

2nd Feb 2021 Each year, stories emerge of sports fans paying astonishing amounts of money to buy tickets to see their team play in a

Advice on 7 Common Postal Scams

2nd Feb 2021 A postal scam involves a letter delivered to your home address with the sole intention of obtaining money through deception or fraud.

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The IPS 2021 Manifesto

5th Jan 2021 IPS members want to stop unwanted cold calls. You also want to save wasted time, get on with daily life and achieve

The Exploitation of COVID-19 by Cyber Criminals

2nd Mar 2021 More than a quarter of serious cyber-crime incidents responded to last year by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) were related

Stopping Scams by Disrupting the Behaviour of Criminals

2 Mar 2021 This is a good news story from our friends in the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team. They play a pro-active role

HMRC & Amazon Scams – IPS Investigates

16th Feb 2021 In the IPS Manifesto for 2021 we promised “to go much further in driving significant change to help consumers” and that soon

The Growth of DuckDuckGo, the privacy focused search engine

16th Feb 2021 The UK’s Information Commission Officer, Elizabeth Denham, recently revealed that she doesn’t have a Facebook or WhatsApp account and uses Signal as

Data Privacy Day – 28th January 2021

2nd Feb 2021 Data Privacy day is held on the 28th January every year in the UK, US, Canada and Israel. It was started and

Data Privacy Settings are Changing Fast in 2021

2nd Feb 2021 Most of you will get a first look at this article on an iPhone or an Android mobile device, powered by Apple

How much should we worry about Fitbit’s acquisition by Google?

20th Jan 2021 Google completed its £1.5billion acquisition of Fitbit, the health and fitness brand, this month. Fitbit’s core smart watch helps users better understand

The Incredible Cost of Cybercrime

20th Jan 2021 A recent report by McAfee reveals a $1trillion drag on the world economy, made up of financial losses of $945billion and $145billion

Remove yourself from the Electoral Roll Open Register, so fewer companies can market to you

20th Jan 2021 The Electoral Register or Roll (ER) is a list of the names and addresses of all UK citizens who are registered to