UK individuals are defrauded of an estimated £4bn a year according to the
National Fraud Authority.
Consumers are duped by convincing scams including fake lottery and share sales, online ticketing and rental fraud.
Separate analysis by fraud prevention service
reported over 100,000 cases of identity fraud last year and over 21,000 instances of personal accounts being hijacked by fraudsters.
What steps can you take to protect your personal data?
How can you stay safe when shopping or banking online?
If someone has used your personal details fraudulently what can you do?
What rights and responsibilities do you and any financial organisations have?
Who is liable for the financial loss?
Card skimmers have recently been found in train ticket machines
What should you look for on your credit report?
If there's a mistake on your file how can it be corrected?
Paul Lewis was joined by:
• DCI Paul Barnard,
Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit
• Neil Munroe,
• Jemma Smith,
Financial Fraud Action UK
Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson