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  • 10 Sep 2009 5:35 AM | Deleted user

    The research, undertaken by The University of Exeter on behalf of the OFT, provides a valuable insight into why consumers fall victim to scams, as well as the psychological techniques used by scammers to con the UK public out of an estimated £3.5 billion every year.

    http://www.oft.gov.uk/news/press/2009/54-09


  • 09 Apr 2009 5:35 AM | Deleted user

    Nearly 22,000 fraud victims are having their lost cash returned to them after officers cracked a mass marketing scam which could have yielded £35m a year for criminals based overseas.

    http://www.birminghampost.net/news/uk-news/2009/04/09/scam-victims-get-their-money-back-65233-23349711/


  • 27 Oct 2008 5:36 AM | Deleted user

    More than 20 elderly people collectively handed over £350,000 in a prize draw scam that also tricked its victims into laundering other people’s money, the Office of Fair Trading said. 

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5019750.ece


  • 23 Aug 2008 5:36 AM | Deleted user

    As his book on avoiding rip-offs is published, Tony Levene warns of the most common cons

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2008/aug/23/scamsandfraud.consumeraffairs1


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