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Delivery scams now account for half of all scam texts

Between April 2020 and July 2021, a whopping 53% of all reported scam text messages were related to parcel and package delivery scams – according

Cash machine scam warning from Nationwide, Santander and Barclays

Reports of a new scam have gone viral and we want to bring to the attention of IPS members. It might seem ridiculously simple but,

IPS Top 5 Scams to look out for in June 2021

One of our most popular articles ran in November 2020 to report on which scams were annoying members of the IPS Facebook Community the most. We

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What is the ongoing value of TPS and its future role?

IPS interviews John Mitchison, Head of the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) IPS members have their phone numbers automatically registered with the TPS and many tell

Action Fraud to be replaced

The UK’s fight against scammers to be beefed up. In July 2021 the government published its “Beating Crime” plan. There, in black and white on

Cold calls pressuring vulnerable people into accepting lower benefit amounts must stop

Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) agrees to change its controversial approach. We were astonished to read the details of a recent complaint brought against

Things to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine Passport

The great British Freedom day of Monday 19 July is now behind us. It is interesting to see how many people continue to wear masks

Should we worry about the new GP data sharing scheme?

Can we trust an NHS database of 61 million people’s medical records? Protect your friends by sharing this article with them:

Gran conquered Everest, but even she couldn’t stop the cold callers

Scammers were making Patsy’s life hell, so her grandson decided to do something about it This story appeared in The Times on Saturday 10 July.

How to Avoid Holiday Scams this Summer

Action Fraud reported in May on 1,907 holiday scam and travel-related fraud stories at a cost to each victim of £1,242. IPS want to prevent

Proposed Use of Criminal Cash to Refund Scam Victims

A story that comes with something of a feelgood factor – if it becomes reality. The government is currently considering a proposal which is being

Loyal Grandson Turns Anti-Scamming Hero

Beloved Grandma plagued by nuisance callers . This article first appeared in the Manchester Evening News on 25 June 2021. Protect your friends by sharing