Posted by Aston Avery

Purchase scams rise as public urged to trust their gut instinct

New research from Barclays reveals that 70 per cent of people ignore their gut feeling in situations involving money, leaving them more vulnerable to scammers.

This comes as recent Barclays data shows that purchase scams – the most common type of scam, where people buy goods which never arrive or aren’t as advertised – have risen by 70 per cent, year on year.

As we head toward the festive season, and major shopping days, such as Black Friday, Barclays is urging people to take a moment and listen to their gut when making decisions.

Aston spoke to gut health expert Dr Megan Rossi and Ross Martin, head of digital safety at Barclays.

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