Posts Tagged ‘ Warning ’

The FCA has released a statement alerting pension holders to a rise in the number of online scammers targeting pension pots. “A total of £2,241,774 has been reportedly lost to pension scammers since the start of 2021 (January 2021-May 2021).  Some victims of pensions scams are reluctant to report that they have been scammed or […]

The Financial Conduct Authority is calling on consumers to remain vigilant for fraudsters offering instant cash loans. After previously warning of an increase in unscrupulous scammers preying on unsuspecting victims during the pandemic, they are reporting that Monva Ltd is the latest firm to be targeted by such clone firm fraudsters. What is a clone […]

The Financial Conduct Authority has issued a warning to consumers to be alert for investment scams involving clone firms. “Clone firms are fake firms set up by scammers using the name, address and ‘Firm Reference Number’ (FRN) of real companies authorised by the FCA. Once set up, these fraudsters will then send sales materials linking […]

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning about Bigstonemax, which has been providing financial services or products in the UK without authorisation. “This firm is not authorised by us and is targeting people in the UK. Based upon information we hold, we believe it is carrying on regulated activities which require authorisation.” Company […]

News from the Federal Trade Commission in the US Please note we feel warnings such as this are relevant everywhere as similar scams are likely to be Worldwide. ———— Warnings have been issued to more than 160 individuals and companies making unsubstantiated claims that their products and treatments help prevent or cure Coronavirus. Consumers should […]

News from the Federal Trade Commission in the US Please note we feel warnings such as this are relevant everywhere as similar scams are likely to be Worldwide. ———— People are being asked to remain alert to the latest phishing scam targeting your bank account details and personal information. Scammers pretending to be government officials […]

KwikChex seeing rapidly increasing online threats to consumers and businesses connected to coronavirus Fraudsters delight in exploiting ‘fear factors’ and the coronavirus crisis is demonstrating how they are using it in attempts to scam consumers. This situation particularly suits scammers as so many people are staying at home and using the internet far more for […]

In our work as part of the Timeshare Task Force – It has come to our attention that a business calling itself Timeshare Council and using the website www.timesharecouncil.co.uk has been cold calling consumers – some of which are registered with the Telephone Preference Service. Their methods are deceitful and unlawful. They appear to imply […]

Following in the wake of actions taking place regarding the Riverside Hotel in Evesham, UK, KwikChex is taking immediate steps regarding a warning of similar action against one of our members. The Lancers B&B in Tunbridge Wells, UK received an email from TripAdvisor threatening various punitive actions that they state could be taken against the […]

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