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Businesses in the UK are falling victim to fraud and other forms of economic crime more frequently than the global average.
Over the last two years, UK companies have suffered a substantial level of fraud actions against them, according to new economic crime stats.
The UK has been branded the fraud capital of the world, with £750 million lost to criminals in bank scams in the first 6 months of last year alone. With scammers increasingly using psychological tricks and manipulating our everyday interactions, what can we do to protect ourselves? Reporter Fiona Foster investigates.
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.
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