How to stop spam text messages

Spam texts are not only a minor irritation but also a menace that catches out even the savviest of mobile users. Here's how to stop spam texts dead in their tracks.

What does fake money look like?

Counterfeit money will cause problems for you as well as for businesses; we show you how to spot fake notes and counterfeit coins so you know what to look for.

5 ways to check a website is legit

Worried a website is wee bit dodgy? Sense a site is slightly suspicious? Here are 5 quick and easy ways to check if a website is legit.

I think I've been scammed, what do I do?

It's everyone's worst nightmare, but if you think you may have been a victim of fraud there are some simple steps you can take straight away to sort the problem out. We look at what to do if you think you've been scammed.

How to keep your bank details safe online

We now buy everything from holidays to groceries online and use the internet for much more besides. But while there are countless benefits you do need to protect yourself. Here's how to stay safe online.

8 things your bank will never ask you to do

Have you ever received bogus calls, e-mails or texts from somebody claiming to be your bank? Here are 8 things your bank will never ask you to do (but a scammer might), that'll help you beat the fraudsters.

5 essential steps to protect your privacy online

Big Brother is watching! It might sound scary, but if you don't protect yourself online then your personal information and private data is an open book.

How to beat scam mail fraud

Fraudsters target the most vulnerable members of society through postal mailings promising cash prizes. So what's being done to stop them, and what can you do to protect yourself and your loved ones?

Phishing scams: How to avoid getting reeled in

Phishing scams aim to trick you into giving out sensitive information online. They can be scarily convincing but forewarned is forearmed. Here's how to hone you phishing spotting skills so you don't get caught out.

How can I check if a company is legitimate?

If you're worried about the authenticity of a company it's always worth double checking they're legit before you have any dealings with them whatsoever. We look at how you can find out whether you can trust a company or should avoid them at all costs.

5 tips to keep you safe from card fraud

We spend more on debit and credit cards than we do in cash so knowing how to keep your card details safe is vital. Here's how to make sure no one gets their hands on your cards.

Don't pass on your personal data when you dispose of your old computer

You don't know where your old PC might end up after you dispose of it. Follow our advice and ensure that your personal data doesn't end up in the wrong hands.