With Black Friday fast approaching on Friday November 26th it’s easy to get caught up in the buzz of bargain shopping. Before you get you spend your hard-earned cash check out our handy tips to shopping safely online this Black Friday. Buster’s Black Friday top shopping tips:   Plan your purchase. It’s always good to ask, Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

We’ve all been bothered by nuisance calls – be it tedious telemarketers, tireless hard sells or unwanted surveys – and who can forget those persistent PPI claims in years past? Add a global pandemic to the mix however and more sinister scams, including fraudulent phone calls, have skyrocketed in the UK. Whether it’s a fraudster trying to get us to click Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

When we think of scams, we can often assume that’s it’s our vulnerable elderly relative or pensioner neighbour who is the target. However, scammers are more sophisticated than ever and if the pandemic is anything to go by, no one is safe from being scammed, especially online An issue that has raised its ugly head Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

During the COVID-19 pandemic the production and sale of counterfeit goods has continued to be a growing and complicated problem worldwide. According to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) there has been a rise in the number of fake pharmaceuticals, as well as coronavirus products such as fake testing kits, fake Personal Protection Equipment, Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

The beauty industry is huge; we are undoubtedly a society that love to look after ourselves and our image. Add a global pandemic to the mix with no hairdressers, barbers or beauticians open and it’s not surprising that DIY beauty product sales have boomed in the last year. It’s been a difficult time for businesses, Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

Online shopping is on the rise and is becoming more and more convenient in the current COVID restrictions. Looking for a new outfit, furniture, an electronic device and much more while sitting on our couch has never been so easy. Brands are surfing on this trend and are trying to make your shopping experience as Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

With Valentine’s day looming and another lockdown in session the BogusBuster team thought it was crucial to revisit Romance scams and how to avoid them. Whilst we covered this topic in a blog in 2020, sadly this type of fraud goes largely unreported due to the shame and embarrassment associated with having your heart and money stolen. The global Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

The global pandemic and yet another UK lockdown have seen a huge boom in online shopping and it’s likely we will be shopping from the comfort of our homes for the foreseeable future. With high street retailers closed again and so many great offers and sales online, we’ve put together this handy blog to help Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

Without doubt 2020 has been a terrible year and the global effect of COVID-19 has been devastating. Unfortunately, the pandemic has seen a surge in consumers being scammed, with millions of pounds being lost across the UK on everything from fake PPE and COVID-19 cures to romance scams and victims of bogus bank calls. A COVID-free future is looking more likely with Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

The countdown to Christmas is upon us and while it should be a time to be merry, sadly, it’s also a time for scammers to target unassuming shoppers. The pandemic has seen an unprecedented rise in scams in 2020, so this Christmas our wish is for everyone to stay safe, so check out these tips to stay ahead of fraudsters.  1. Pay by credit card, debit card Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”