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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

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

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Retailer Opt-out Emails for Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday fell on 14th March this year. It is a special day on which we celebrate all mothers, and comes soon after International Women’s

The Exploitation of COVID-19 by Cyber Criminals

More than a quarter of serious cyber-crime incidents responded to last year by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) were related to COVID-19. This

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