Frauds Looted half-billion Pounds From UK Banking Customers

The group of UK Finance industry said 145m pound of that was due to endorsed push payment(APP) racket, in which people are shipped into transferring money to other accounts. But 358m was disoriented to unsanctioned fraud, which adds proceedings made without the knowledge of account holders.

The victims of unsanctioned fraud are generally refunded by their banks, but most of the victims of APP fraud incident do not get back their money.

As the current regulations mean they are responsible for any depletion sustained if they approve a payment themselves.

In the ‘Purchase Scams’ people are cheated through the payment for the products or services those actually do not exist and this kind of scams were the widest spreading form of APP fraud filed in the last six months of 2018.

These payment frauds occur through the online payments which are made for cars,  as well as for booking holiday those are never allowed or provided. There were 3,866 cases reported as purchase frauds, in which the culprits pretend to be an agent of the financial institution or law compliances to compel the account holders to transfer the money by trick.

During the earlier six months of 2017, APP frauds led to 101m financial losses but according to the UK finance this year’s 44m raised was subsequently down to four more banks announcing data.

How to Protect Yourself against fraud

When anyone transfers money from their bank account they are told to insert three vital information including name, account number and sort code.

Hence the last two digits are cross-checked by the bank. So providing the correct name is no surety that people will get the money.

by Haimantee Ghosh on September 25, 2018

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