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'I feel so stupid for giving £4,500 to crooks': The new con that tricks pensioners into handing over their life savings

• 'Courier fraud' has exploded in popularity among crooks over the last year<br>• Growing numbers of elderly falling prey to clever phone-call con …

Identity Theft

Think only an idiot would hand their bank card and PIN number to a thief? Read on...

• Fraudsters pretended to be working for Visa Card services<br>• They said the bank card was cloned at an ATM and money had been withdrawn<br>• After providing a …

Identity Theft

The 10 devious new scams you've never heard of (and how to avoid them)

By and<p>The days of highwaymen are long gone: today's thieves have ever more ingenious ways of parting you from your cash.<p>Some are quite obvious: one …

Finance

Fraudsters trick people into handing over cards on doorstep

<b>Police are investigating a frightening new variation of card fraud, which tricks people into handing over all their credit and debit cards on the doorstep.</b><p>Victims are persuaded to cancel their cards, but when they try to phone their bank to do so, the person they end up talking to is the fraudster …