Pension scam warning: Fraudsters stealing £91k as new TPR campaign launched | Personal Finance | Finance

Fraudsters posing as pension advisers and providers stole an average £91,000 each from 253 known victims last year alone, new research reveals, though they are thought to be just the tip of the iceberg as only a minority of cases are reported. Nearly a third of 45 to 55-year-olds say they would not know how to check they were dealing with a genuine person, a YouGov survey of just over 1,000 people concluded. One in eight of the age group say they would trust someone who offered them a “free…

Read More

Instagram down today: Insta stories and photos not posting online

It appears that Instagram has run into trouble tonight during peak hours. According to the latest reports from users online, Instagram Stories are down right now. This has led to users not being able to post new photos to their stream or use other core online services. “I can’t upload to my insta story, anybody else having the same problem?” one user wrote. Several other Instagram users replied, confirming that they too had been affected by tonight’s outage. There are also reports that Instagram login services may also be affected,…

Read More

Haunting images of ‘time capsule’ home abandoned by owner 20 YEARS ago

Tea cups and crockery are still on display on the welsh dresser and the cupboards are stocked with rusty old tins of food. Dusty books were left opened on the page last read and clothes, now covered in cobwebs, still hang from coat hangers. No one in the area knows what happened to the owner, but everyone agrees he left after his wife died. The house, near Penzance, Cornwall, and all it’s contents will be going to a new owner as it is set to go under the hammer next…

Read More

Amazon Prime shock: Tech giant may have to get rid of signature next-day delivery promise

Amazon Prime is a subscription model offered by the Seattle-based company that insists customers will receive “next-day delivery” in addition to content offered on its video platform. Amazon Prime Video is the company’s streaming service designed to rival the likes of Netflix. Meanwhile, Amazon Music challenges Spotify and Apple Music for audio dominance. Amazon Prime Video is included with a Prime membership while only a discount is offered for customers wanting Prime Music. But a recent report from The Times insisted the tech giant will be forced to abandon its…

Read More

Five-minute guide to earning an income from equities | Personal Finance | Finance

One week after the Bank of England increased the base rate to 0.75 per cent, the average easy access savings account still pays just 0.53 per cent, according to MoneyFacts.co.uk. By contrast, you can get a far more generous 3.84 per cent yield from investing in the FTSE 100 benchmark index of blue-chip stocks, with the prospect of capital growth on top if markets rise. Some top UK blue chips pay as much as 5 or 6 per cent, although buying individual stocks is too risky for most people. The…

Read More

Reddit DOWN: Front page of the internet not working for HUNDREDS of users

REDDIT DOWN – UPDATE ONE: And…it’s back! Reddit is back online after suffering a brief outage which affected thousands of users. Reports of Reddit down on Down Detector has now fallen from a peak of almost 3,500 to just a handful. ORIGINAL: Reddit is down with the hugely popular internet message board not working for hundreds of users around the world. Independent outage monitor Down Detector has registered a surge in Reddit down reports today. Out of the hundreds of Reddit down reports Down Detector has received some 82 per…

Read More