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IPS Top 5 Scams to look out for in November 2020

A new version of this article from June 2021 is available here. The IPS community is focused on helping each other avoid fraudsters. We need

IPS Black Friday Watchlist to Protect Your Money

Friday 27th November was the the biggest shopping event of 2020. Lots of money was already being spent due to the pent-up demand caused by

‘Spoofing’ Reports from our Members – What we know so far

Spoofing is a type of scam in which criminals attempt to obtain someone’s personal information by pretending to be a legitimate business, a neighbour, or some

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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.

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