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08 Aug 2022

Building of a scam: Rogue traders and email hack scams the perfect partners in crime

  • More than half of people have had a knock on their door offering to do work on their homes
  • 18% received an email invoice for work but 35% don’t know fraudsters can intercept messages
  • One in five have had email hacked, while nearly a quarter (24%) have been victim of email hacks
  • 21% have authorised a payment that has been flagged as suspicious by bank or building society
  • Nationwide’s Scam Checker Service allows members to check a payment before making it

11 Mar 2022

Paws for thought: Pet scams soar as crooks get their claws into those looking for a furry friend

  • Purchase and advance fee scams involving pets rose 39 per cent between 2020 and 2021
  • Average amount lost to reported scams involving pets around £1,400
  • Separate poll suggests scams involving dogs are most prevalent
  • 12% would use social media to find a pet while 32% would pay a deposit before meeting the animal
  • New research comes as world’s biggest dog show Crufts currently takes place in Birmingham

14 Feb 2022

Love is Blind: Feelings of loneliness and isolation go hand in hand with romance scams

  • Three in ten people who are lonely & socially isolated say it makes them ripe for romance scams
  • Number of people saying they’ve no contact with friends and family trebles since March 2020
  • Two thirds have felt suspicious over dating profiles but 12% would carry on flirting regardless
  • Young people particularly vulnerable as more use dating apps and more have felt ‘on their own’
  • Follows Nationwide’s launch of Scam Checker Service, available in branch or over the telephone

10 Dec 2021

Buy now, think later: one in eight Brits risk being scammed this Christmas as they flout basic checks

  • Low stock on must-have items forces Brits to snap up items as soon as they are spotted
  • One in eight would rush into a purchase this year even if it looked too good to be true
  • More than one in ten have been duped yet one in three say they’ll never be scammed
  • Nationwide data suggests those aged between 21 and 30 most susceptible to purchase scams
  • Two-thirds store details on websites, but one in eight don’t know how many their details are on

27 Sep 2021

Nationwide announces new service to give members enhanced scam protection

  • New Scam Checker service allows members to check a payment they may be worried about 
  • Promise to refund those who go on to be scammed after being given the green light 
  • Analysis suggests 65% of scams could be identified and stopped by speaking to someone first 
  • Society campaigns for improved Online Safety Bill and enhanced code to protect scam victims

24 Sep 2021

Mule regret it: Cash-strapped students an easy target for fraudsters as one in three willing to take a gamble with money

  • Money worries make third of students consider opportunity to make easy money, even if suspicious
  • Nearly a third of students would allow someone else to use their account/transfer money for them
  • Two thirds of students don’t know what a money mule is (vs UK average: 56%)
  • Only half of students would tell the police if approached to be a money mule

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