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National Insurance Number Scams – What to look out for

Another day another scam that every adult in the UK should be wary of falling for. This one relates to the unique National Insurance (NI)

The Royal Mail has warned UK citizens about millions of scam text messages

There has been a massive increase recently in the volume of fake messages targeting our mobile phones. Scammers are using the Royal Mail as the

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

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Protect your personal data from spam texts and emails as £1.7billion lost to scams in 12 months. This article appeared in The Sun on Sunday

IPS is on Talk Radio

Our founder, Charlie Shakeshaft, spoke to Trisha Goddard on Saturday, 12 June 2021 episode of her Talk Radio show. Protect your friends by sharing this

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