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

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

Ticket Scams & Fraud

Each year, stories emerge of sports fans paying astonishing amounts of money to buy tickets to see their team play in a final – only

Advice on 7 Common Postal Scams

A postal scam involves a letter delivered to your home address with the sole intention of obtaining money through deception or fraud. There is a

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Are your personal details on the dark web?

This article appeared in the Daily Express on Mon 14 June. Charlie Shakeshaft, IPS Founder, describes how a data breach could leave you at risk

‘£10,000 Government Grant’ Scam on Social Media

Beware of this “£10,000 government grant” SCAM circulating on social media. (PLUS advice from Facebook itself) On 07 June, Lancashire Police issued a warning on

IPS YouGov survey confirms the UK’s fear of scams

IPS recently commissioned a unique survey by YouGov, the research data and analytics group. We wanted to know a lot more about how “Scams affect

Charlie Shakeshaft, founder of IPS, warns of scam cold calls in the Daily Express

Scam warning as IPS founder’s grandmother inundated with calls from fraudsters Scams, unfortunately, are rife, with fraudsters operating in a whole host of convincing ways,

TV Licensing Scams

There is a current debate raging about whether the TV licence is relevant in modern Britain, what role the BBC should play in our lives,

The Truth about WhatsApp Privacy Settings

There has been a lot of noise lately about WhatsApp. Questions are being asked about how it protect its users’ data and how much data

The Rise of SMS Scams

IPS have frequently written about scammers reaching their targets by telephone and by email. In this article, we want to shine a light on the

Online Safety Bill fails to protect society’s most vulnerable from malicious scammers

Charlie Shakeshaft, CEO of Individual Protection Solutions, reacts to the new Online Safety bill, acknowledging the pros and cons, and what more needs to be done

Over 50% of 150 billion calls in 2020 were unwanted spam

This stunning figure comes from our friend at Hiya in their annual State of the Call report for 2021. Hiya is an app you can