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Techie1 posted a topic in Police Oracle FeaturesThree out of four fraud cases were not reported to the police, said Barclays. Most people who fall victim to banking fraud do not report the scam to police, often because they are too embarrassed, research has found. A survey of 1,500 victims showed that a third did not tell their bank, even though the average amount stolen is almost £900. Barclays Bank is launching a "fraud clinic" to offer the public advice on how to protect themselves from potential cyber-attacks following its research. Ashok Vaswani, chief executive of Barclays UK, said: "We want to encourage people to talk more openly about scams, so that we can work together to lift the stigma of fraud. "If people are too embarrassed to even tell their friends and family, then how can we expect them to report it to their banks?" The most common frauds include identity theft, fake bank websites and online shopping scams, said the report. Three out of four fraud cases were not reported to the police, said Barclays View on Police Oracle
I'm livid! Please take a moment to read this from the Money Saving Expert Forums It's just happened to me! I'm too angry to type at the moment, and this is a family place, so I'll just let that article do the talking for now. But briefly, the solution was thus: I spoke to Orange and they've refunded the money, and more. But realising how mad I was they then got a representative from this company, MobiVillage, on another line and put me through. I ranted at an African sounding lady for a good ten minutes, demanding to know how I "signed up" for this service. All I got from her, repeatedly, was "It's a pop-up". Surely clicking on a pop-up can't disclose your mobile number?? I haven't been this angry in a very long time. It's not the money - it's the being scammed. I'm a very careful person, which is why I'm so livid! So, anyone else been stung yet?