Aviva calls for government intervention to stop search engines promoting financial scams

Surge in Covid scams online during lockdown

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New research finds just over half of internet users do not believe financial services ads on search engines are legitimate.
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New research finds just over half of internet users do not believe financial services ads on search engines are legitimate.

Aviva has called on the UK government to act now to stop the rise in the number of financial scams, as its research found two in five (42%) people have been targeted by a Covid scam.

The scale of fraud has accelerated through the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in a deluge of opportunities for fraudsters over the last year. Aviva's research found two in five (42%) people have...

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