Fraud cases soar by a QUARTER in just two years after rise in ‘money up front’ scams, data shows
- Research found there were 4.5million fraud offences in the year to March 2022
- The proportion of fraud offences classed as cyber-related rose by 6 per cent
- About three-quarters of those who lost money had less than £250 stolen
THE number of fraud cases has increased by 25 per cent to 4.5million since 2020, figures reveal.
There was a large rise in the number of scams in which money was paid up front in return for cash, a job, goods or services that failed to materialise, the Office for National Statistics reported.
About three-quarters of those who lost money had less than £250 stolen, 14 per cent were conned out of between £250 and £999 and 9 per cent lost…