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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”

Last-minute Christmas preparations can be stressful, but don’t let the Christmas rush put you at risk!  Check out our tips to avoid festive scams and stay safe online. Christmas charity scams Christmas e-card scams With the Christmas season in full swing, some scammers may take on the opportunity to send you fraudulent Christmas e-cards by Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

With Black Friday fast approaching on Friday 27th November, and many brands already advertising deals, it’s easy to get caught up in the buzz of buying a bargain. Before you get your credit card out we’ve put together these tips to keep you safe online. Buster’s 7 top tips to shop safely this Black Friday Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

Thanks to the global pandemic Halloween is looking very different in 2020 with sadly no guising or parties. One thing is for certain, the scammers will still be working hard to cast their nasty spells and perform their trickery so make sure you are on your guard to avoid a Halloween hack. 5 Spooktacular scams Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

2020 has been a strange time for everyone trying to adapt to the new restrictions of the global corona virus pandemic. Being housebound and more socially isolated has seen more people looking to find love online using various online dating sites, apps and social media. However, this has sadly resulted in an increase in Romance Continue reading “https://bogusbuster.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”