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    UK consumers not keeping up with cyber-security.

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    UK consumers not keeping up with cyber-security.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 16 Dec 2016, 12:55 pm

    UK failing to keep up with online consumer fraud, NAO warns

    The UK is failing to keep up with online fraud, and systems to protect shoppers from scams do not yet provide value for money, the National Audit Office has warned.

    The NAO estimated that consumers lost at least 14.8bn last year, of which 4.2bn is thought to be hidden and unreported losses from crime such as mass marketing fraud and counterfeit goods.

    Consumer protection cost around 165m during the year, with local Trading Standards services receiving about 124m and Citizens Advice 18m, the NAO calculated.

    Read the full story from the Guardian, HERE




    I guess that so long as they are not blaming us for this problem, then they should just get on with it and sort this out on our behalf.


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    Re: UK consumers not keeping up with cyber-security.

    Post by Angie baby on Wed 28 Dec 2016, 11:17 am

    Most of that cost will probably be used up in replying to people who have been scammed.

    The actual beating of the scammers will need more effort and cost over and above that which is already spent.
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    Post by papa_umau on Thu 29 Dec 2016, 11:24 am

    The government watchdogs are specifically employed to do that job, but as usual they are "toothless" dogs most of the time.


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