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‘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

Home Appliance Insurance Scam

Which? has warned consumers to beware of cold callers selling dubious ‘home appliance insurance’. Nuisance phone calls, pressure selling and fraudulent tactics will be used

Watch out for Home Energy Scams

A summer Which? report warned the British public to beware of Green Homes Grant scams.  Any cold calls, emails or texts offering access to the

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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.