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A new incident of financial fraud was reported every 15 seconds in the UK last year, according to data from Experian.
UK businesses transferred £93 million into the accounts of criminals who were posing as legitimate payees last year, latest figures have revealed.
The finance industry stopped £2 in every £3 of attempted unauthorised fraud last year, but fraudsters still managed to steal £1.2bn from victims.
A survey by accountants BDO shows a stark drop in the value of reported frauds in 2018, from a high of GBP 2.1 billion in 2017. Greed, however, remains too good an opportunity to miss for many.
Scotland recorded £14.9 million of highly organised tax fraud cases, with employee fraud and third-party fraud also rising.
Fraud in the East Midlands has made a huge leap in value, according to new figures.
The value of fraud in the West Midlands fell 89 per cent between 2017 and 2018, according to new figures from BDO.
Value of fraud more than halves in 2018 from record 15-year high
The value of fraud in Yorkshire has risen by 51.2% from £34.3m in 2017 to £52m in 2018, according to research carried out as part of BDO LLP’s annual FraudTrack report.
The reported value of UK fraud plummeted from £2.1bn to £746.3m last year, according to BDO, but the real value could be as high as £37.5bn
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