Identity fraud in UK at record high as number of cases surges to almost 190,000
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Identity fraud has reached a record level in the UK, rising fastest for victims over 60 and under Cifas, the national fraud prevention service, recorded , cases last year, including 82, reports of plastic card fraud. This type of scam — where fraudsters often impersonate someone else to apply for credit cards — rose the most, jumping 41 per cent from Older people were particularly vulnerable, Cifas said, noting they are more likely to be approved for credit and that their online presence is growing.