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Warning to remain vigilant after £1.4 million lost in Wiltshire due to fraud

June 1, 2021 11:14 AM

Wiltshire's top cop for cyber intelligence has issued a warning, after new figures revealed the dangers of fraud.

MoneyTransfers.com analysed data from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau on 44 police forces to establish which areas had experienced the most cheque, plastic card and online bank account fraud causes from April 2020 to March 2021.

They found that there were 25,717 cases of cheque, plastic card and online bank account fraud recorded by 44 police forces.

July 2020 (2,349 cases) was the worst month, followed by November 2020 (2,341). Whilst April 2020 saw the least number of cases at 1,851.

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