All Scams articles – Page 4

  • News

    Check your bank statements - it could save you money

    2013-12-06T00:00:00Z

    I could write dozens of pages about the compliance requirements for card processing terminals…

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    It's a rip-off and there's nothing you can do about it

    2013-11-22T00:00:00Z

    This will be the fourth time I have written about the snappily-titled PCI DSS over the past year…

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    Common sense rules

    2013-11-21T11:17:00Z

    The weekend before Bonfire Night I got a panic email from Lynn Thurston…

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    How to get over the 'con' in contract

    2013-11-08T12:52:00Z

    No apologies on my continued nagging over contracts but here is something that may help somebody…

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    They all want handover money

    2013-11-08T12:49:00Z

    You’ve already forked over thousands, so how about a few hundred more?…

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    Different name, same scam

    2013-11-08T12:48:00Z

    Here’s your bill from Costa Packet, Valencia…

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    Ah Spain: the sun, the sangria...the scams

    2013-10-25T09:57:00Z

    As I’ve said before, the fine print makes it difficult to suss that you might be placing an advert…

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    Another wham scam from the 'cops'

    2013-10-25T09:56:00Z

    Peter McAfee had a call from a guy calling himself Dave Bradley and claiming to be from the Police…

  • Dear Jac
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    Rubbing in the salt

    2013-10-25T09:51:00Z

    I have travelled back in time for this one, but there you go – you can’t keep a ‘good’ story down…

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    Be aware, be very aware

    2013-05-24T00:00:00Z

    Amit Patel emailed me to spread a warning about the so-called ‘Child Safety Awareness Campaign’…

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    E-scaped scot-free

    2013-05-23T13:55:00Z

    When I first reported on Red Electronic Cigarettes, I was hoping that it was just a duff batch…

  • News

    If you value your business throw out the cowboys

    2013-04-26T00:00:00Z

    Here’s something that I think a lot of retailers can learn from…

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    News

    It's the Loan Stranger

    2013-04-24T16:28:00Z

    I expect you all have some customers who are hard up – the type who always buy the cheapest option…

  • News

    Who's funding FiT?

    2013-03-29T00:00:00Z

    There are lots more solar panels around these days, right? Did you know you were subsidising them?

  • Dear Jac
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    The loan danger

    2013-02-28T13:46:00Z

    Previous Nisa member Dilip Patel, in the process of handing over his store to another retailer, needs to hear from anyone who has had dealings with Close Finance.

  • News

    Spam spam spam

    2012-11-09T00:00:00Z

    Sometimes it must feel as though the scams are aimed surely and squarely at Only You.

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    The Spanish king of scams

    2012-10-12T00:00:00Z

    It’s back folks: well, it never really went away: European City Guide (ECG), aka Industry and Commerce. Since it has 16 other names to my knowledge, it’s hard to keep track of them

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    Outconning the conman

    2012-09-26T00:00:00Z

    Pay attention at the back because you are going to love this story. Regular correspondent Hitendra Patel (Costcutter, Romford) rang again with an uplifting tale of how he conned a con artist

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    Spam, scams and hanky-banky

    2012-08-31T00:00:00Z

    I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with those phone calls and texts offering to refund missold payment protection insurance

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    Sticky fingers in the till

    2012-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Once upon a time I attended a training seminar and the old hand who gave the presentation opened with an anecdote about stock losses