The UK is Europe’s Card Fraud Capital


The UK is the card fraud capital of Europe, with Brits nearly nine times more likely to be scammed than Germans

  • There were 134 cases of card fraud per 1,000 people in the UK
  • It was 19 more than in France and 119 more than in Germany

The UK has been crowned the card fraud capital of Europe, with Britons nearly nine times more likely to be victimized by scams than their German neighbours.

There have been 134 cases of card fraud per 1,000 people in the UK, according to the Social Market Foundation think tank.

This was 19 more than in France and 119 more than in Germany.

Card fraud costs Brits an average of £8,833.20, nearly £3,000 more than nearest rival France

The amount stolen was also much higher than in other European countries, with the average card fraud costing us £8,833.20, nearly £3,000 more than nearest rival France, and nearly £8,000 more than Italy.

The Mail revealed in June how Britain has become the fraud capital of the world, with losses of nearly £3billion a year.

Costs per person in the UK are far higher than in other major western economies, including the US, Canada and Australia.

Our Stop the Scammers campaign is calling for a major overhaul of the system, starting with the appointment of a Minister for Fraud.

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