Fed-up with the lack of police results, Victims of fraud are going private

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Companies and individuals hit by frauds are losing faith that the police will help and are instead turning to private investigation experts.

A briefing for finance industry insiders heard how just 3% of fraud cases result in charges or prosecution.

Stuart McDonald of corporate investigations company Matrix Intelligence also cited figures showing a 20% increase in online shopping and auction fraud last year, and a 61% increase in remote banking fraud.

“Depressingly, fraud is now the most likely crime that members of the British public will become a victim of, with more than one in three of us being affected, but just over 1% of police resources are dedicated to dealing with it,” he said.

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