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More than 2.7m attempted frauds interrupted, including fake celebrity endorsements and extortion emails
Over £57 million was lost last year to scams where victims were tricked into handing over control of their computer or smartphone to criminals.
People in Jersey have been scammed out of more than a quarter of a million pounds in the first three months of 2022 - almost the same amount as what was lost in the whole of 2021.
Young Brits are most likely to get scammed, with many victims losing huge sums of money to online shopping scams, pyramid schemes and rental fraud, a new report found.
The value of fraud cases heard in the Welsh courts in 2021 reached almost £7.9m, nearly double the value of £4.1m in 2020, according to KPMG UK’s latest Fraud Barometer.
Fraud victims are losing more to bank transfer scams every hour than the average UK worker earns in a year.
Despite the lockdowns experienced last year, courts across the Midlands experienced a surge in the number of fraud cases being heard in 2021.
The recent resignation of the government’s anti-fraud minister, Lord Agnew, was a dramatic and critical reminder of the scale of the UK’s rampant fraud problem and its inability to tackle it.
Kwasi Kwarteng has suggested the Prime Minister was not counting rates of fraud when he falsely claimed in the Commons that crime had fallen under his leadership.
The Business Secretary said Boris Johnson was referring to “personal injury and crime in relation to individuals” when he told MPs “we have been cutting crime by 14%”.
Watchdog the UK Statistics Authority says headline figures excluded growth areas of fraud and computer misuse
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