Anyone looking for help on their pensions can visit Pension Wise, a free and impartial service that helps you understand the options for your pension pot. As of 1 January 2019, Pension Wise is delivered by the new Single Financial Guidance Body.The Information Commissioner’s Office are also available for comment. You can contact them on 0303 123 9070 or via their website. the caller is authorised by the FCA, or is the trustee or manager of an occupational or personal pension scheme, and the recipient of the call consents to calls, or has an existing relationship with the caller Companies that make unwanted, unsolicited phone calls to people about their pensions may face enforcement action, including fines of up to half a million pounds, from today (9 January).Pensions fraud can be devastating, leaving victims without the means to fund their retirement. One of the most common methods used by scammers to commit pensions fraud is through cold calls, which is why the government has taken action. Research by the Money Advice Service suggests that there could be as many as 8 scam calls every second – the equivalent of 250 million calls per year.John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said: unsolicited calls about your pension will become illegal this week companies that break the rules can face fines of up to £500,000 Pension scams are despicable crimes, fleecing people of the retirement they’ve earned by doing the right thing, working hard and saving for the future. Banning pensions cold-calling will protect people from these callous crooks and ensure fraudsters feel the full force of the law. Pension scammers are the lowest of the low. They rob savers of their hard-earned retirement and devastate lives. We know that cold-calling is the pension scammers’ main tactic, which is why we’ve made them illegal. If you receive an unwanted call from an unknown caller about your pension, get as much information you can and report it to the Information Commissioner’s Office. I’d also urge all savers to seek independent advice if you’re thinking about making an important financial decision. According to the FCA, pension scammers stole on average £91,000 per victim last year.Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, said: If you receive a cold call about your pension, get any information you can, such as the company name or phone number, and report it to the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website or on 0303 123 1113.If you think you have lost money to fraud, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via their website.Further informationThe ban prohibits cold-calling in relation to pensions, except where:
The High Court of Gujarat has issued an advertisement inviting applications from interested, eligible candidates for 61 computer operator posts.Vacancy details:Total posts: 61Name of the posts:Computer OperatorEligibility criteria:Educational qualifications:The candidate should have a Bachelors degree in Computer Application/ Information Technology/ Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognised university or from an institution duly recognised by the Gujarat government/ Central government.Age limit:The candidate should have completed 18 years of age and should not be over 35 years as on April 29, 2016.Relaxation in age limit as per government rules will be given.Selection procedure:The candidates who clear the elimination test will be called for computer aided test. The final list of successful candidates will be made on the basis of marks scored in computer aided test.Pay scale:The selected candidates will draw salary in the pay scale of Rs 5200 20,200, with grade pay of Rs 1900.How to apply:Eligible, interested candidates should fill in the online application form, available on the official website, the link for which is http://hc-ojas.guj.nic.in/Application fee:Candidates have to pay a sum of Rs 500 towards application fees. Those belonging to SC/ST/SEBC/PH and Ex-servicemen will have to pay Rs 250.Important dates:Last date for submission of online application: May 31, 2016Elimination Test: August 07, 2016Computer aided test: In the month of October/November 2016For information on more latest government jobs, click here.