Friday, June 30, 2017

Online fraud report shows Home Secretary is rudderless

An National Audit Office report in to online fraud has revealed that the true overall cost of online fraud is unknown and that the police do not work with accurate figures. In 2016, the Annual Fraud Indicator reported that individuals lost an estimated £10 billion to fraud.

Commenting Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Ed Davey said:
 
“This is a damning report by the National Audit Office. This government likes to tell us that crime is falling, but in reality it is just changing and online fraud is a huge problem. The Home Office can’t simply turn a blind eye and leave it low on the priority list simply because forces don’t know how to respond to it.

"The Home Secretary appears to be rudderless at a time where we need clear leadership from the top. This must change. I hope that her office will take a close look at this report and start taking this issue seriously.”

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