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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

The First Scams of 2021

On Monday, 4th January, the New Year kicked off at IPS with 6 people receiving the text message below, purporting to be about a refund

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The Exploitation of COVID-19 by Cyber Criminals

More than a quarter of serious cyber-crime incidents responded to last year by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) were related to COVID-19. This

Stopping Scams by Disrupting the Behaviour of Criminals

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

HMRC & Amazon Scams – IPS Investigates

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

The Growth of DuckDuckGo, the privacy focused search engine

The UK’s Information Commission Officer, Elizabeth Denham, recently revealed that she doesn’t have a Facebook or WhatsApp account and uses Signal as her messaging app.

Data Privacy Day – 28th January 2021

Data Privacy day is held on the 28th January every year in the UK, US, Canada and Israel. It was started and championed by the

Data Privacy Settings are Changing Fast in 2021

Most of you will get a first look at this article on an iPhone or an Android mobile device, powered by Apple and Google respectively.

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

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

The Incredible Cost of Cybercrime

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

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

The Electoral Register or Roll (ER) is a list of the names and addresses of all UK citizens who are registered to vote in elections.