During the last thirteen months £13.7m has been lost by the people of East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire to fraudsters with over 5,300 reported cases.
67% of frauds in the Humberside force area are cyber enabled, meaning they happen when innocent members of the public receive fake emails, texts and calls.
Being a victim of fraud can have devastating and long lasting implications for individuals. Victims often feel a sense of shame and therefore don’t report things or ask for support from family, friends or the police and can be left feeling isolated and alone.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen a national increase in the number frauds, with criminals taking advantage of people spending more time at home, shopping online and looking for love.
If you think you’re a victim of fraud please report it to your bank and contact Action Fraud.