Cardiff and Birmingham are UK hot spots for credit and debit card fraud
An increase in fraudulent activity has been reported across the UK during the pandemic, affecting millions of Britons.
In fact, nearly one-fifth, or 18%, of Britons have experienced credit or debit card fraud, although almost three-quarters of Britons believe they would not give any details to someone claiming to be from their bank, according to a study by debt management company Lowell.
Cardiff is the most common place to be a victim of fraud in the UK, with 51 percent of people reporting being a victim of fraud, followed closely by Birmingham at 50 percent.
In contrast, only 15% of people in Southampton said they had been victims of fraud, making it the best city in the UK to avoid fraudulent scams.
Research also found that 15% of Brits would be likely to click on a text link if contacted by someone claiming to be their bank, and 15% of Brits saying they would not do any checks to guarantee a call from their bank. bank was legitimate.
The most common types of fraud
The way Britons are targeted is constantly changing, according to Lowell. Fraud committed using a debit or credit card has affected the most people, with almost one in five Britons having experienced it.
Other common types of fraud that affect nearly one in ten Britons include internet banking fraud (9%) and SMS fraud (8%). On top of that, one in twenty Britons has been the victim of mobile banking fraud (6%) and ATM fraud (5%).
Statistics show that the age group most often targeted by fraudulent activity is 16 to 24, with 62% of young people saying they have been victims of some form of fraud.