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Victims reported losing over £16 million in total, 45% more than the year before15,423 people reported being a victim of shopping fraudOnline auction fraud accounted for 65% of reports (Source: Action Fraud, November 2017) With Christmas just around the corner, more and more people are turning to the internet in search of a good deal. You may find a cracking bargain but it’s really important to check that the website you’re using is legitimate, particularly if it’s claiming you’ll save 75% off the retail price. So beware of the fake online stores that are popping up and stay safe by using our top tips:
Over the festive period many of us will be shunning the busy high street and opting instead to purchase gifts for loved ones on the Internet. Whilst this allows you to shop for bargains from the comfort of your home in your pyjamas, unfortunately fraudsters don’t take a break at Christmas. With the majority of Christmas shopping (64%) being done online this year, scammers are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to take advantage of the influx of online transactions taking place throughout the festive period.
We are working on a significant firmware update for the Huawei HG633 router. It includes improvements on broadband and Wi-Fi as well as bug fixes. We are looking for volunteers to try it out first and feedback on their experience.
Hi, my name’s Martin and I’m a senior technical specialist at TalkTalk. I’ve been evaluating the latest Wi-Fi mesh systems so we can make recommendations based on which systems are the easiest to set up and use, which have the best performance and which offer the most useful features. This is a completely independent review; the goal is to provide unbiased advice for anyone who’s thinking about extending their Wi-Fi coverage.
eptember has been a busy month, I’ve been out and about to increase awareness of growing threats of scams said TalkTalk's Head of Scam Prevention Donna Moore, after recently holding an informal scam awareness workshop in Sheffield.
If you get a text from your bank asking you to confirm a transaction by replying "Y" or "N", think twice before responding - especially if you don’t recognise the transaction and want to stop it going through.
Some emails can look like they’re from a legitimate organisation, but later turn out to be part of a scam designed to steal your money. Phishing scams are becoming increasingly common as fraudsters think of new ways to target all types of people.
Phone and email scams are on the rise and affecting millions of people and businesses across the UK. Over 2.5 million households received a scam call in the last month and latest ONS crime figures show that one in 10 adults have fallen for a scam, with over two thirds losing money as a result
Apple have recently released their latest OS called High Sierra, and whilst it makes your Mac more reliable, capable and responsive and also refines the features and apps you use every day, that’s good, right? Well yes, normally but there is a major flaw which essentially allows anyone root access (super admin-level access) by using a standard set of
The face of modern crime has changed, online fraud is the most common crime in the UK with more than five and a half million cyber offenses are now thought to take place each year. In the past year, nearly £11bn was lost to cybercrime last year with the average victim losing £210 per person.