I’ve repeatedly criticised Google for taking money to run adverts placed by scammers who are targeting savers, but they’re not the only culprits.
Similar scams are pushed to the top of search results on Bing, the Microsoft search engine.
There’s ISA Finder UK which promises on its website isafinderonline.com: “Find the best ISAs online today in 20 seconds”, adding that savers will be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Far from protecting savers, this site was added to the Financial Conduct Authority’s scam alert list on March 3 and yet was still being advertised on Bing last week.
Select My Bond makes the similar promise of quick results on selectmybond-uk.com: “Compare the best fixed bonds in 20 seconds.”
It was put on the FCA’s alert list on March 10 and was also being promoted via Bing last week.
Both sites claim to be run by Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, a global wealth manager.
This is a lie…