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The Pension Confident Podcast


Jun 20, 2022

Last year saw a 30% hike in swindlers’ profits compared to the year before. Now you might think you're too savvy to be caught out. But are you confident you know how to spot a scam?

 

According to the Office for National Statistics; in the year to March 2021, there were more than four million offences recorded for fraud alone! Action Fraud says that criminals walked off with more than £2.3 billion.

 

So what are the signs of fraud and how can you protect yourself? 

 

Joining us to discuss this are Michelle Cracknell CBE; former Chief Executive of The Pensions Advisory Service, and an Independent Non-Executive Director at PensionBee, Lisa Markey; Head of Security and Counter Fraud at the OBIE, and Jonathan Lister Parsons; Chief Technology Officer at PensionBee. 

 

Read more on what you can do to avoid be scammed on our website: 

 

https://www.pensionbee.com/blog/2022/june/how-to-spot-a-pension-scam

 

https://www.pensionbee.com/blog/2018/june/4-pension-scams-to-watch-out-for

 

https://www.pensionbee.com/pensions-explained/retirement-planning/pension-liberation

 

See how easily you can spot a scam by playing our interactive game:

 

https://www.pensionbee.com/blog/2020/april/introducing-scam-man-and-robbin-game

 

Some handy further reading to top up your knowledge:

 

https://moneyandpensionsservice.org.uk/

 

https://register.fca.org.uk/s/

 

https://www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart/types-of-pension-scam#review

 

https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself-scams

 

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime

 

If you’re enjoying our Pension Confident Podcast and have feedback you’d like to share, we want to hear from you. Drop us an email on podcast@pensionbee.com. Tune in to next month’s episode where we'll be discussing how to teach kids about money!