Georgia Morandi
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Virtual burglary: 'I fell for it and I paid'

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 in the UK totalled £126m, according to police figures compiled for Radio 4's You & Yours.

Winifred Robinson reports.

  • 21 Apr 2016
  • From the section UK