Identity Theft Hits Epidemic Levels in UK

Doris Roberson: Experts have warned the United Kingdom is facing a silent crimewave of credit card and banking fraud, mail, phone and online scams, and computer crime such as identity theft.

New figures released by a leading fraud prevention group show almost 500 identity frauds are reported every day with people aged between 31-40 and 41-50 the most likely groups to fall victim to impersonation scams.

Unreported cases may be undermining this figure, according to the Guardian.

In many cases, victims do not even realise…

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