My article last week about an 87-year-old who lost £70,000 to crooks posing as Insurance giant Axa is, tragically, not even the worst example of this fraud. I’ve since heard from a woman who had her retirement savings of £100,000 stolen by an Axa clone. The investor is an NHS worker in her 60s I’ll just identify as Joy. She looked online for investment options and came across the website searchukbonds.com, pushed to the top of search results by Google Ads . That was on December 1 last year, several days after the Financial Conduct Authority had been alerted to this website by consumer finance campaigner Mark Taber, but nine days before it was added to the watchdog’s list of scams with the words “be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm”. With no official warning to alert her, Joy gave her details to searchukbonds and was contacted by callers claiming to be from Axa Investment Managers who were selling a She wasn’t to know that Axa IM does not sell … [Read more...] about NHS worker robbed of £100,000 life savings in investment scam enabled by payment company regulated by the City watchdog
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Q I feel my skin is getting thinner and drier with age (I’m 49), making me look gaunt. Now that clinics are open, I want to invest in a treatment to get some of its spring and plumpness back — but without shooting my face full of Botox. What can you recommend? A Yes, I’m all about ‘injectable moisturiser’ — treatments that involve shooting liquid hyaluronic acid (a hydrating substance that’s naturally present in our bodies) into the skin’s deeper layers. An anonymous reader, 49, asked for advice on restoring plumpness in her face without using Botox (file image) They create a reservoir of moisture that lasts up to six months, very subtly adding density and luminosity and basically keeping the slow progress of slackness and dryness at bay. Dr Wassim Taktouk (drwassimtaktouk.com) favours Teosyal Redensity-1, a version of this protocol that adds a cocktail of vitamins and amino acids to the hyaluronic acid, so it delivers collagen-boosting nutrients to boot. He … [Read more...] about Shh! Anti-agers no one but you need know about: Can I plump up my face without resorting to Botox?
Saucepans seen better days? With more time at home, we've all been releasing our inner Mary Berry and the best saucepan sets can only help improve your cooking skills. When investing in a new set, top points to look out for are anti-peel, non-stick options that are dishwasher-friendly and durable. Whether you're looking for stainless steel, stone, or aluminium sets, we've got you - and all hob types - covered. We've rounded up a selection of the best saucepan sets to make your time in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable below. Ready, steady, cook... Best saucepan sets for 2021 1. ProCook Gourmet Stainless Steel Saucepan Set Budding Nigella Lawsons will be over the moon with this pro-worthy saucepan set, which has received hundreds of rave reviews. The stainless steel body offers even heat distribution, while the silicone-coated handles stay cool. Suitable for all hob types (except hot plate) and dishwasher-safe, they're a versatile investment that will be the mainstay … [Read more...] about Best saucepan sets 2021 for home cooks to invest in
DANIEL AGGER'S retirement is much like his playing career - mixing dirty work and artistry. Following his premature retirement in 2016, at the age of 31, the former Liverpool hard-man decided to put money into his passion and necessity: tattoos and poop. The Danish defender trained to be a tattoo artist and is now part of one of the biggest parlours across the world, called Tattoodo. But for Agger that was not it, as he had more money to invest in s***. Now 36, Agger launched a company in 2013 called KloAgger, putting £450,000 into a company that manages sewage systems in Denmark. So how did they come up with the name? KloAgger translates to 'Agger toilet'. Agger is regularly involved with the firm but his younger brother Marco and their friend Rune Rasmussen oversee it day-to-day. Inked-up Agger is more interested in the tats. He started and finished his career at Danish club Brondby, and it was as a 15-year-old youth player that he got his first work … [Read more...] about Ex-Liverpool star Daniel Agger is now a tattoo artist and invested in sewers when his career came to an end
DOGECOIN is "better than a lottery ticket", billionaire investor Mark Cuban has claimed as cryptocurrency surges again. While putting your money into cryptocurrency risks losing it all overnight, Cuban told Ellen DeGeneres "Bitcoin is kind of like a digital version of gold. Ethereum is a digital version of a currency,” “So the question everyone wants to know, is dogecoin a good investment? And here’s the reason I got Jake [his son] into it. It’s not necessarily the best investment you can make, but you can buy it on Robinhood, and signing up and trading on Robinhood is free. So that’s one thing,” Cuban said. “The second thing is it’s about 26 cents per dogecoin. So if you go and spend five, 10, 15 dollars, that’s a better investment than buying a lottery ticket. And you know what? It could go up,” he added. Read our cyptocurrency live blog below for the very latest updates... Patrick Knox 7 minutes ago HOW RISKY IS DOGECOIN? The Financial Conduct … [Read more...] about Bitcoin latest – Dogecoin ‘better than a lottery ticket’ claims billionaire Mark Cuban as cryptocurrency surges again