In these cash-strapped times, hard-pressed consumers have to make every penny count. But profiting from our worries are conmen lurking to rid us of our cash faster than we can say "empty wallet". Here’s 10 of the biggest financial rip-offs to look out for.
Ever run out of cash halfway through the month? Then you’re in the same boat as 67 per cent of the working population. The easy answer would seem to be a quick-fix cash injection known as a Payday loan, usually up to £1,000, until your next payday. But beware! Con artists abound in the world of money-lending and it’s not unheard of for payday loan sharks to charge 2000 per cent.
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