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Highly sophisticated scammers are luring more people into transferring their pensions into fraudulent schemes.
Pension scam victims lose an average of £91,000 each as fraudsters see the potential for looting savings pots.
A man who says he narrowly avoided being defrauded of more than £6,000 after receiving false bank details from a hacked email account has taken to social media following “failed” efforts to raise the alarm.
Between 2015 and 2018 he took out several separate motor insurance policies whereby he failed to disclose his previous motoring and criminal convictions to his insurer.
However there has been a sharp 12% rise in fraudsters applying for plastic card accounts, while identity fraud against online retail accounts has risen by 24%, according to CIFAS.
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A team of East London-based fraudsters who set up a ghost broking operation targeting minicab drivers have collectively been sentenced to 57 months suspended following being convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud.
Almost five million people had money stolen from their bank or credit card account last year, at a cost of around £840 each
A mother-of-three has avoided jail for pocketing £32,000 in a benefit fraud.
A father and son-in law who defrauded an elderly Shropshire man out of more than £14,000 by carrying out shoddy and overpriced work to his home have been jailed.
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