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Scam Alert

Scam alerts provide information on the latest cons to help you avoid being ripped off. Check back regularly to stay informed and protected.

  • Don’t get ripped off online, warns Domain Scams


    Domain Scams has issued a warning about the cost of using unofficial sites offering government services. more »

  • Beware of ‘Free Trial’ slimming and beauty products


    Trading Standards Service (TSS) is warning consumers to avoid online offers of slimming products that claim to be on a ‘free trial basis’. more »

  • Delete it – Bin it – Hang up! Outsmart the scammers


    The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment’s Trading Standards Service (TSS) is today launching its Scams Awareness Month campaign, which runs throughout February, and is asking the public to help in the fight back against the scammers. more »

  • Public urged to be wary of festive scams


    As Christmas approaches, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment’s Trading Standards Service (TSS) is urging consumers to be on their guard against the top five most likely festive scams of 2011. Scams are estimated to cost consumers in Northern Ireland £100million every year. more »

  • Get Safe Online Week 2011


    The increase in smart phone malware is one of the key threats being highlighted during this year’s annual Get Safe Online Week. At a summit to launch the week, Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, launched a new Rough Guide to Internet Security. more »

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