14.5 million people believe they were targeted by a scam in 2010, and 2.5 million of those people fell victim, according to research by Age UK.
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Insurers detect 335 fraudulent insurance claims every day – 170 of these are dishonest home insurance claims.
A man suspected of being part of an international advance fee fraud was arrested in Manchester at the end of last year.
A number of individuals have received bogus invoices for print and online advertising.
A number of people have recently been contacted by a person claiming to be from a bogus company called ‘Skipton Asset Management’.
Bus and train operators have been working with police to clamp down on those who travel with counterfeit, expired or inappropriate tickets.
Internet experts are warning of an increase in phishing scams expected over the Christmas period as scammers focus their efforts on targeting vulnerable web users with fake ‘seasons greetings’ emails.
Council Tax payers are being warned to watch out for a scam that offers them discounts on their Council Tax.