Messaging scams problem ‘still rife,’ warns Which?

New Which? data reveals that one in three people who text have received a scam message in the last six months, leaving them vulnerable to money or data loss. Which? surveyed members of the public to investigate the scale and impact of messaging scams on people across the UK. Alarmingly, Which? discovered that of those who had received a scam message in the last six months, over one in 14 (7%) had lost personal data, money – or both. The consumer champion is calling on firms to put much better…

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Rise in unidentifiable fire-risk appliances putting homes and families in danger

People’s lives are potentially being put at risk, as fire officers are increasingly unable to identify white goods that cause fires in the home, new research by Which? has revealed. An analysis of the most recent UK fire data shows there were 3,203 fires caused by faulty appliances such as washing machines, tumble dryers and fridge freezers – equating to more than 60 fires a week on average –  between April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. However, fire investigators could only identify crucial information about the brand or model of the appliance in 33…

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