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SCAM ALERT

Upsurge in stolen mail fuelling card fraud & ID theft

Residents of apartment blocks and flats are being warned that they are a target for criminals stealing mail from letter boxes in order to commit card fraud and ID theft. The intelligence comes from Financial Fraud Action UK’s fraud intelligence bureau, which has reported a spike in cases over recent weeks. Known by its technical name, ‘mail non-receipt’ fraud has increased 10 per cent to £5.0 million, in the first half of 2014.

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