Scam complaints rise 66% amid cryptocurrency fraud - FOS

Quarterly FOS figures

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Scam complaints rise by 66% amid new cryptocurrency fraud

Scam complaints rise by 66% amid new cryptocurrency fraud

The number of people affected by fraud and scams rose by 66% in the first quarter of the 2021/22 financial year, with 5,025 cases compared with 3,028 in the same period the previous year, according to statistics from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).

The latest Financial Ombudsman Service report highlighted that 60% of fraud and scam complaints were upheld by the organisation over that period, rising from 50% seen in the previous year.  Frau...

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