CHECKACO NEWS: BBC’s Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton is scammed out of her £70K life savings

One of the best known faces on BBCTV admits to being ‘stupid’ in falling for a ‘dodgy’ phone call that emptied her bank account. Helen Skelton, best known for presenting Countryfile on television but also famous for being one of the presenters of Blue Peter for years, admitted falling for the scam was a big […]

CHECKACO NEWS UPDATE: Countdown to the end of funeral plan fraud on 29th July: regulator names firms YOU SHOULD NOT buy plans from (and lists ones they’ve approved of)

Following the scandal of the collapsed Safe Hands funeral plan company the Government’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have published the names of two firms to avoid. The warning comes ahead of the deadline when all firms in the lucrative sector must be regulated by law. Any that fail to be registered will be banned from […]