Belfast Telegraph

2.5m targeted by con artists in 2010

NEARLY 2.5m people in the UK were taken in by scams this year, research suggests. A survey by the charity Age UK found that 29% of respondents believe they were targeted by con artists during the year, with 17% of those actually falling victim. Online deception was the most common fraud, the poll found, followed by bogus telephone calls. Age UK questioned 4,732 people across the UK as part of their research into scams.

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