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Plastic card fraud down by 23%

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The amount of fraud being committed on plastic cards across the country fell by 23% in the first half of the year, industry body Financial Fraud Action UK says.

Fraudsters may have turned to targeting foreign-issued cards, experts believe.

Phone, internet and mail order fraud levels all dropped for the first time, but online banking fraud losses rose to £39m, up 55% on the first half of 2008.

Maryam Moshiri reports.

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