• LegalBeagles launches new Online Vehicle Fraud Information Site

    Following up on LegalBeagles work fighting against online vehicle scams we have built a basic information and advice website separate from the main forum. We hope this will help to spread the message about the scams.  You can find the site at www.scamaccounts.co.uk It is part of LegalBeagles site but has an additional URL to […]

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  • Top ten online scams – and how fraudsters stole a victim’s money and conned his Facebook friends too | This is Money

    The ten biggest online scams lost victims across the country £670million over the last year – and this figure is likely to be far higher due to unreported cases, National Fraud Intelligence Bureau data reveals.The case of a victim known only as Chris, who had thousands stolen by fraudsters who simply rang his bank to […]

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  • eCrime team exposes online jobs scam

    A man who deceived online jobseekers into paying for non-existent employment checks has pleaded guilty today to fraud The man, Alexandru Hincu, posed as a legitimate recruitment consultant placing recruitment ads on Gumtree, the popular, classified, community website. He targeted vulnerable and eager overseas jobseekers, whose second language was English, and who were living in, […]

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  • Lloyds to slash 9,000 more jobs | News | Money Marketing

    Lloyds Banking Group is to cut around 9,000 jobs over the next three years, equating to 10 per cent of its workforce. According to reports, the bank will announce the cuts next Tuesday as part of a three-year strategic plan delivered alongside its third-quarter results. via Lloyds to slash 9,000 more jobs | News | […]

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  • Initiative promises legal advice for those without lawyers in courts | Law | The Guardian

    A network of in-court advice centres providing support for unrepresented litigants in civil and family law cases is to be funded by the Ministry of Justice and expanded to cover the whole country. The initiative, launched on Thursday by family justice minister Simon Hughes, is aimed at helping those no longer entitled to legal aid […]

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  • Beat Bullying / Mindfull Childrens’ Charity in Administration

    If you need help or support, please call Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or Childline on 0800 1111.   BeatBullying UK, along with its sister charity MindFull, which offers young people support for mental health issues, run helplines, online forums and counselling sessions. But on Tuesday, the charities’ websites were displaying a message directing […]

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  • Charges related to car parking rising and leading to serious money woes – Spend & Save – Money – The Independent

    People with debt problems are used to struggling with credit card payments and utility bills – but another item is now, unexpectedly, appearing on the list of creditors.   The charity National Debtline has seen a surge in the number of clients who have difficulty satisfying demands for car parking fines. Even though the proportion […]

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  • BBC News – Worries for those denied payday loans

    The fate of people turned down for payday loans owing to stricter regulations on the industry has prompted polarised debate.A trade body, the Consumer Financial Association, has claimed that only a quarter of those turned down ended up better off financially.It said charges for late bill payments and overdraft fees meant many rejected applicants were […]

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  • Get-rich quick schemes – Financial Conduct Authority

    Get-rich-quick schemes promise investors high returns or dividends not usually available through traditional investments. While they may meet this promise to early investors, people who invest in a scheme later usually lose their money. Two scams to look out for are Ponzi and pyramid schemes. ‘Ponzi’ schemes are named after Charles Ponzi, who guaranteed a […]

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  • BBC News – Pension funds unaccounted for

    Millions of pounds is unaccounted for in two pension schemes. BBC Radio 4′s You & Yours has spoken to people cold-called by Liverpool-based salesmen and persuaded to “unlock” their frozen pensions, with promises of cash upfront, and high returns. But the BBC has heard support staff were encouraged to lie repeatedly to worried scheme members. […]

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