Posted by Ros Connors

Call for Online Safety Bill to pass before Christmas scams spike

Cases of fraudulent conduct have continued to soar as the cost-of-living crisis pushes households to breaking point, according to leading fraud prevention service Cifas.

In its new Fraudscape report, Cifas figures reveal that the UK could be heading into 2023 with unprecedented levels of fraud.

In the first nine months of 2022, over 309,000 cases were recorded by the National Fraud Database. That’s a 17% rise compared to last year. This also marks an 11% increase on pre-pandemic levels.

As the festive season gets underway, consumers are advised to take a moment and exercise caution before sharing their personal and financial information.

Ros spoke to Mike Haley, CEO of Cifas.

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