Virtual burglary: Consumers being conned using fake emails
More than 5,000 people were conned into sending planned payments to different bank accounts last year.
A well-timed email meant victims sent money to criminals rather than the companies they intended to pay.
The figure is up 71% on the previous year, with UK losses of £126m, according to police figures compiled for Radio 4's consumer programme, You & Yours.
21 Apr 2016
- From the section UK