January 2020

The latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) show continued rises in overall fraud, with a 9% increase in the year ending September 2019, driven by a rise in ‘bank and credit account fraud’ according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Commenting on the figures Josh Gunnell, Head of fraud & ID pre-sales at TransUnion said “The latest ONS statistics reveal that total fraud offences rose by 9 per cent , that’s a total of 3.8 million offences, with bank and credit account fraud the driving force behind this increase – up 15 per cent to 2.7 million offences.  These figures highlight the continuing need for heightened vigilance from consumers themselves and a more concerted effort from businesses, government and other organisations to help educate and protect.”…

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