Research, Survey and Statistics

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  • 23 Feb 2024 11:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UK fraud leapt alarmingly in 2023. Whilst the volume reported at £2.3bn, was the second-largest annual fraud total in the last decade and represented a 104% increase on 2022, more than half of it derived from just two long-running cases.

    The number of reported cases was also up by 18% this year to a three-year high, however it remains significantly below pre-pandemic levels.

  • 23 Feb 2024 11:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The amount of money lost to fraudsters in the UK during 2023 more than doubled to a total of £2.3bn, a report finds.

    Victims of high-value fraud – cases involving losses of over £50,000 – shot up by 60% last year, while half were for losses of over £200m, which is almost triple the amount compared to 2022.

  • 07 Feb 2024 3:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Figures published today from KPMG UK’s Fraud Barometer, which records alleged fraud cases with a value of £100k and above, has shown the number of reported fraud cases outside of the London region rose to 183 cases in 2023, up from 172 in 2022.

    Within this, the Midlands had 37 cases reaching Crown Courts last year, second only to London with 43 cases.

  • 07 Feb 2024 3:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Total volume of alleged fraud cases of over £100k reaching UK Crown Courts higher in 2023 compared to previous year; while total value hits nearly £1 billion
    • The public sector was the most common fraud victim type by value

    Figures published today from KPMG UK’s Fraud Barometer, which records alleged fraud cases with a value of £100k and above, reveals that the total volume of fraud cases heard in UK Crown Courts was 226 cases in 2023, up from 221 cases in 2022. In contrast, fraud value was £992.9 million, a slight decrease from £1.1 billion the previous year.

  • 24 Jan 2024 10:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ITV News has been the first to report on new fraud figures from Age UK, which the charity described as “shocking”. The scope of scams and the extent of losses is huge and it’s led to calls for government action.

    The new research surveyed 10,000 people aged over 50 and reveals an alarming 41% say they have already been scammed in the last five years. The average for those who lost money is £2,022.

  • 20 Jan 2024 10:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    More than £23 million was stolen by fraudsters in Northern Ireland in the last year, police have said.

    Some 5,412 reports of fraud were made to the PSNI in the last 13 months from December 2022 to January 15.

    These reports resulted in total losses of around £23.1 million, according to figures from Action Fraud.

  • 02 Dec 2023 6:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Despite efforts to thwart scammers through regulation and government action, fraud levels are continuing to increase across the globe and rocketed in H1 2023, according to a new report by NICE Actimize.

  • 03 Nov 2023 1:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Whether it’s pension scams, banking app scams and self-assessment tax fraud,more people are falling victim to scammers.

    Fraudsters made off with millions of pounds in the first half of 2023, new figures from banking trade body UK Finance have revealed.

  • 28 Oct 2023 12:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Scammers stole £580m in 1.4 million fraud cases in the first half of 2023, according to a financial trade body.

    UK Finance’s half-year report found that UK consumers fell victim to a scam every 12 seconds from January to June this year.

  • 26 Oct 2023 12:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fraudsters took £580m from Britons during the first six months of 2023, according to a report by banking trade association UK Finance, which urged Big Tech to take more responsibility for online scams.

    The group called the issue a “national security threat”, with MPs warning that Britain risks becoming a “safe haven for fraudsters”.

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