Value financial fraud in the UK 2020, by type

Total value of financial fraud losses in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020, by type

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March 2021


United Kingdom

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The source adds the following information: "Payment cards cover debit, credit, charge and ATM only cards issued in the UK. Payment card fraud losses are organized into five categories: remote purchase (card not present or CNP), counterfeit, lost and stolen, card not received and card ID theft."

Authorized push payments: "In an authorized push payment scam (also known as bank transfer scams), a criminal tricks their victim into sending money directly from their account to an account which the criminal controls."

Remote banking: "Remote banking fraud losses are organized into three categories: internet banking, telephone banking and mobile banking. It occurs when a criminal gains access to an individual’s bank account through one of the three remote banking channels and makes an unauthorized transfer of money from the account."

Cheque: includes counterfeit, forged and fraudulently altered cheques.

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