Fraud

Restaurants are being targeted by scammers stealing money from diners

Restaurants targeted by scammers

By Melodie Michel

Restaurant owners have been asked to remain vigilant as Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA) has noted an upsurge in phone scams targeting diners.

Reviews website Qype claims it has removed three per cent of new posts since taking a tougher stance on fake listings last year

Reviews site Qype removes thousands of misleading posts

By Peter Ruddick

The consumer reviews website Qype has removed over two thousand ‘fake’ posts in the last month, just weeks after an Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ban on TripAdvisor from suggesting its reviews were ‘honest, real or trusted’.