This segment was broadcast on 26 July 2018. Some information may be out of date.

Scams — warning signs and false friends

  • Who are the main victims (you might be surprised)
  • What should make you wary?
  • When you shouldn’t take comfort
  • Rule Number 1 in the fight against scams

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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.