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UK's top hot spots for fraud.

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UK's top hot spots for fraud.

This is an interesting read from the BBC and Which!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40272732

It makes for worrying reading if you're a potential target.

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Re: UK's top hot spots for fraud.

yes its odd how some areas have different frauds happening ?

  • Northamptonshire residents are most likely to report suffering online shopping and auction scams - it affected 21.6 victims per 10,000 compared to 16.9 nationally
  • Those living in Dorset fall for computer virus, malware and spyware fraud with 15,561 reports from 2014 to 2016
  • Warwickshire is a victim of retail fraud with 30,944 in the same timeframe.
  • London is the fraud capital of a range of scams, including 16,249 reports of social media hacking
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Re: UK's top hot spots for fraud.


rongtw wrote:

yes its odd how some areas have different frauds happening ?


Yes it all sounds a complete crock.

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Re: UK's top hot spots for fraud.

Yorkshire has it's own type of fraud, not enough alcohol in the beer yet still asking to pay full price for it. Crazy2

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