According to a story on the BBC website, there are not enough qualified police officers to deal with the huge rise in fraud in the UK.
Police records of fraud were up 17% annually, and it’s estimated by academics that there are almost 30 million frauds every year (including the many that go unreported).
Stoking the rise in fraud is cyber-crime – technology is used to fleece the unsuspecting in a variety of ways.
When you’re dealing online, especially with someone you’ve only met online, make sure that you take precautions to protect yourself. And if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!