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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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Online Safety Bill fails to protect society’s most vulnerable from malicious scammers

Charlie Shakeshaft, CEO of Individual Protection Solutions, reacts to the new Online Safety bill, acknowledging the pros and cons, and what more needs to be done

Over 50% of 150 billion calls in 2020 were unwanted spam

This stunning figure comes from our friend at Hiya in their annual State of the Call report for 2021. Hiya is an app you can

Richard Branson & Martin Lewis are most common celebrity names used as bait for scams

An unwelcome title for both but an alarming story released in the annual update from the National Cyber Security Alliance. Protect your friends by sharing

How to keep your home safe from hackers

If you have Wi-Fi then you will have a router, or Wi-Fi hub. It is usually provided by your broadband supplier and sits next to

How the recent Facebook data breach affects you

In April 2021, a data set containing personal data from more than 500 million Facebook users was made freely available for download from a hacker

HMRC Scammer Exposed!

At IPS we cheered out loud as the BBC’s Money Box reported on the all-too-common number spoofing techniques used to convince the unwitting public they

What is the Dark Web?

‘The Dark Web’ is a phrase which carries connotations of terrorism, political upheaval, drug deals and pornography. It is true that those activities do proliferate

Stopping Scams using ‘Call Blockers’ for Landlines

This is another positive news story from our friends at the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team. They conducted a unique 6 month experiment to

Census 2021

There has been an expensive marketing campaign around Census 2021 and you have probably received the notification through your door. We look at the implications