The Government recently announced new measures to prevent Britons avoid pension scams when transferring funds. However, there are still plenty of dangers for people to watch out for so that they do not lose their hard-earned pension money.

In 2020, fraud cost the UK over £130billion – that’s around £6,000 per second. As detecting legitimate messages and websites becomes harder, the financial risks become even more grave.

For those less comfortable with using digital tools, worrying about someone stealing their money or their data can be frightening and debilitating. If the worst happens, it can be devastating.

Cyber criminals are finding increasingly inventive ways to trick people. So how are people to know what’s real and what is fake?

Professor Kerensa Jennings, Senior Adviser, Digital Impact at BT Group has spoken to Express.co.uk, sharing her advice on the most common scams to look out for, which she says comes in three forms.

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Phishing

“Phishing is a type of internet scam, usually taking the form of an email, where scammers try to trick you into giving away personal information or bank details. It’s a method that scammers use to steal money, commit fraud, or even install harmful software onto your device.

“Phishing is an example of a wider online threat known as social engineering, the manipulation of people into performing actions or giving away confidential…

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