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Only 1 in 10 small businesses report recovering more than 50% of losses due to fraud
THE number of frauds recorded in Scotland rocketed last month as other kinds of offences declined during the coronavirus lockdown.
Covid-19 has caused upheaval to all our lives. With the economic impact still uncertain but likely very significant, it’s clear we’ll be living with the consequences of the outbreak for a substantial period of time.
Consumers across the UK have lost millions to fraudsters and scammers since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown.
Online shopping fraud has resulted in about 16,000 people in the UK losing a total of more than £16m to criminals...
Opportunistic criminals are using COVID-19 to their advantage, having successfully scammed more than one in 10 Brits out of about £556 ($697) each — collectively costing the nation £3.6bn.
Cheshire Constabulary is warning residents to be vigilant following a significant increase in fraud offences. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic the force has seen a 22 per cent increase in the number of reports of fraud across the county.
Action Fraud figures show £5,142,265-worth of fraud has been reported since February, with the number of reports totalling more than 2,100.
A total of £5,341,592 has been reported lost by 2,204 victims of coronavirus-related scams.
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