Checkaco News: nightmare as kitchen firm goes bust, romance scams, Bitcoin con and shock as solicitor is hacked Kitchen companies that come and go – and take your cash

The consumer press is filled with stories of people who have looked at their old kitchens during lockdown and thought it would be good to change to something minimal and modern now they work from home. Kitchens are pretty expensive home improvements especially if they are fitted by specialist companies – although the flip side […]



Checkaco News: Care home lost deposits, unexpected massive repairs on flats, Reading Festival ticket scam and non existent holidays in Portugal

Always do a Checkaco on a firm if you are parting with large amounts of cash as a deposit  Every month retirement homes go into administration due to the collapse in numbers of residents caused by the Covid-19 crisis and spiralling debts.Many have lost residents to the pandemic while more have seen residents elect to […]



Checkaco News: check a company first in case they go bust with your cash, Rip-off Britain presenter ripped-off, and the story of Anna Sorokin the con woman who stole thousands from friends

Millions of people have lost money to companies going bust this autumn – and with a simple check with Checkaco they could have saved the heartache. In September 1,446 UK companies crashed taking with them billions of pounds of customers cash, leaving their suppliers invoices unpaid and their staff unemployed. A string of energy firms […]



Checkaco News: top tips on avoiding being ripped off by bogus firms, dodgy companies and rogue traders – the number one tip is do a Checkaco on them first

Buying something expensive online?Before you part with hundreds or even thousands of pounds in either buying or paying a hefty deposit follow these 10 top tips so you don’t lose your hard earned cash:  1 Always do a Checkaco on a business for £7.95 you are about to pay money to. Our credit checks are more […]



Checkaco News: the rip-off student accommodation; the snake-oil saleswoman facing criminal charges; the investment trader up against the serious Fraud Office for fraud; and the invisible pets sold to the public by fraudsters

Student accommodation rip-off Before you pay for your student accommodation to a company (or for your son or daughter) do a credit check with Checkaco. Rogue firms who have contracts with colleges and universities have been providing sub-standard accommodation at high prices but with Covid-19 have in many cases been able to charge rent for rooms that are not […]



Checkaco News: media warning over Rail Europe ticket bookings; fraudsters jailed for selling £36m of worthless carbon credits; the con man who faces porridge in Spain but won’t leave is prison cell in England; and the non-existent holiday homes in Portugal

Warning over Rail Europe tickets bookings Writing in The Guardian newspaper this week Miles Brignall warned travellers not to use Rail Europe. The warning was prompted by a reader who had paid in advance £185 for a ticket to travel by train from Paris to Venice in June last year. Booking through a company called Thello on […]



Checkaco News: Glamour model Katie Price promoted Forex con; don’t get caught out by fake NHS; the phoney booster jab scam; and the rip-off price hikes for break down cover Celebrity model cons her followers

Celebrity glamour model Katie Price was exposed last month to have promoted a Forex scam to her 2.6 million Instagram followers. She failed to reveal she was paid thousands of pounds by rogue Forex trader Josh Chandler according to Jack Newman in the Mail Online. Price claimed not to know it was a con and […]



Checkaco News: England’s Wembley Euro Final Ticket scam warning; credit card fraud; and the Financial Conduct Authority’s report on the Premier FX investment scandal Don’t let football fever go to your head

Don’t let football fever go to your head With England’s football team achieving success in the 2021 European Football competition hundreds of fans are desperate for tickets for the final. Logging onto the internet there are tickets for sale on sites like ebay – with prices around £4,000 for a seat at Wembley. If you […]



Checkaco News: Bitcoin scams, self-publishing pitfalls when paying up front, wedding venues that go bust with your cash and how to spot fake websites

Don’t fall for the dodgy crypto currency tradersThe leading crypto currency Bitcoin crashed this spring when Elon Musk said Tesla would no longer trade in them due to environmental considerations and the Chinese Government announced a crack-down on their trade.Despite the fall in price many people have looked to invest in crypto currencies such as […]



Checkaco News: beware the insolvent food wholesaler, Forex scams, fake colleges and fake jobs

Always do a Checkaco on a firm if you are parting with large amounts of cash Brookside Foods, Chiltern Foods, Dovey Premium Products, Baraka Foods, Serious Foods… the list is endless – major wholesalers in the catering and hospitality industries struggling or going bust – don’t get caught out when you pay up front for a big […]