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The BBC’s reports on Phishing Emails

IPS warned you of this scam in our Black Friday watchlist last week and today on the BBC, Rav Wilding told viewers of the new Phishing Scam

Amazon Prime Scams to look out for this Black Friday

Black Friday (27 November 2020) is unusual this year as it’s happening amidst a global pandemic and physical retailers in many countries may not even

IPS Top 5 Scams to look out for in November 2020

The IPS community is focused on helping each other avoid fraudsters. We need your feedback to shine a light on areas where we all need

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The IPS 2021 Manifesto

IPS members want to stop unwanted cold calls. You also want to save wasted time, get on with daily life and achieve peace of mind

Scams from around the world

We currently focus our content on nuisance calls, scams and frauds that affect us here in the UK, but thought it would be interesting to

What does Brexit mean for IPS members’ data

The announcement of the Brexit trade deal on Christmas Eve was both a huge news event and a unique holiday headache for businesses needing to

2020: A Cold Calling year in review

We wrote an article in November 2020 about the joint action plan by OFCOM and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to combat nuisance calling. As

Cold Calling in 2020

The Data Protection Act of 2018, made it illegal for businesses to cold call UK citizens without a legal basis (which includes “prior consent” from

ICO fine British Airways £20 million for personal data breach

IPS was intrigued to learn more about the explanation behind the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recent £20million fine imposed on British Airways (BA) for failing

Company fined for making thousands of pension-related cold calls.

The Information Commissioner’s Office fined Swansea company, CPS Advisory Ltd £130,000 for making 106,987 un-authorised direct marketing calls to people about their pensions between January

Company fined £80,000 for making thousands of unsolicited nuisance calls

A Welsh organisation responsible for making 270,774 unsolicited direct marketing calls to consumers already on the TPS register without valid consent between 1 January 2018

Nuisance marketing company fined £60,000

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently fined Digital Growth Experts Limited (DGEL) £60,000 for sending thousands of nuisance marketing texts at the height of the pandemic.