Five-fold rise in savers checking for scams: FCA

Pedro Gonçalves
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The ‘ScamSmart' campaign launched by the the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has produced a five-fold increase in visits to the website, which allows people to check pension opportunities they have been offered and find out more about avoiding scams. In the 55 days before the launch, around 31,000 people visited the ScamSmart website at an average of 562 a day. However, in the 55 days after the launch this figure rose by 462% to more than 173,000 people - an average of 3,145 a day and the equivalent of one every 27 seconds, the regulators said. Addit...

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