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 […]

CHECKACO NEWS: car insurance scam targeting young drivers with fake insurance

Young and vulnerable motorists are being sold cheap fake car insurance by fraudsters on an industrial scale through social media. Victims typically see an advert for car insurance considerably lower than £2,000 for a typical Ford Fiesta from a reputable insurance company and ask for a quote from a fraudster posing as a broker. The […]

CHECKACO NEWS: As crypto currencies crash fears are raised that some are in effect Ponzi Schemes as industry is defended on TV

Last November the Bitcoin was on a high as the new crypto currencies appeared to enjoy financial stability suggesting they were a new way to get rich by investing in them. Eight months later and Bitcoin has halved in value, Celsius Network has frozen withdrawals, TerraUSD is now valueless, while Ethereum one of the big […]

CHECKACO NEWS: New Amazon delivery scam highlighted by TV’s Martin Lewis

Scam alert The Money Saving expert Martin Lewis has issued a warning over a ‘clever’ scam pretending to be from the Post Office about an Amazon delivery. He said: “Beware. Just had a clever version of the ‘pay £1.99 for Post Office Parcel delivery’ scam text, aiming to steal bank info. The ‘fee’ isn’t mentioned […]

CHECKACO NEWS: Banks warn of scam loans as victims are asked for an upfront payment to access a cost of living pay out but get nothing

The cost of living crisis is driving people into debt and the scammers are preying on the public’s desperate need for cash to pay energy and food bills. Lloyds Bank are one of a number of banks who have issued warnings to customers after scammers have posted adverts online from fictitious companies offering cheap loans. […]

CHECKACO NEWS: Tear gas, pepper spray and being hit by a Gendarme’s truncheon – all caused by scam match tickets (here is how to avoid them)

Scam match tickets Liverpool fans caught up in Paris nightmare for the European Champion League’s match in May were flooded with fake tickets which caused a night of misery. Thousands of fan bought what they believed were genuine paper tickets which were forgeries meaning when they arrived at the turnstiles their ticket was rejected and […]

Customers risk losing their cash by placing orders with a troubled online fashion store that is teetering on the brink of collapse

Online fashion house Missguided is still taking orders on their website despite fears the business is about to fail meaning their money may not be refunded. Checkaco has said anyone planning on ordering from the business should understand the risks after suppliers to Missguided turned up at the headquarters of online fashion company demanding to […]

CHECKACO NEWS: Young fundraisers could lose all their cash as sustainable development charity Raleigh International goes bust

Young fundraisers could lose all their cash as sustainable development charity Raleigh International goes bust A charity launched by Prince Charles in 1978 has gone bust leaving up to 50 staff out of work and hundreds of young people in the lurch with their hard earned cash from fun raising lost. Raleigh International is a so-called sustainable […]