Figures suggest that scammers are responsible for more than a third of all crime.
An estimated five million fraud incidents occurred in the year ending in June, up 32% year over year.
$0 4% of the total 12. According to a report from the Office for National Statistics, there were 7 million crimes recorded. According to Labour’s analysis of official figures, phone fraud increased by 82 percent, while online shopping scams increased by a third.
The announcement came as Cabinet Minister Steve Barclay issued a warning to Black Friday shoppers about scammers. “This new wave of criminals will go to any length to steal our hard-earned money,” he said. ”
Payment pages in 4,000 online stores have been tampered with in order to steal money. In the last year alone, the National Cyber Security Centre has taken down 700,000 phishing campaigns. The rise in fraud has been dubbed a “national security threat” by UK Finance. Government inaction, according to Shadow Security Minister Connor McGinn, is “putting the public at risk.”
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