Scam Alerts

IPS Top 5 Scams to look out for in June 2021

One of our most popular articles ran in November 2020 to report on which scams were annoying members of the IPS Facebook Community the most. We

National Insurance Number Scams – What to look out for

Another day another scam that every adult in the UK should be wary of falling for. This one relates to the unique National Insurance (NI)

The Royal Mail has warned UK citizens about millions of scam text messages

There has been a massive increase recently in the volume of fake messages targeting our mobile phones. Scammers are using the Royal Mail as the

Don’t be a victim of a Valentine’s scam

St Valentine’s day in 2021 will be very different. With the current lockdown in place, it is not possible to physically meet with others and

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

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

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