Victims of scams are being left vulnerable to more crime

Victims of scams are being left vulnerable to more crime
Victims of scams are being left vulnerable to more crime
Bank fraud victim was on hold for SEVEN hours: Victims of scams are being left vulnerable to more crime because they are not given enough support, consumer group warns Which? found fraud victims struggled to contact their bank after an incident Just under a third of victims said their bank did not offer advice or resources Which? highlighted concerns of 'recovery fraud' where victims targeted again 

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Fraud victims are being left without enough support from banks, leaving them at risk of future scams, warns Which?

The consumer group found some struggled to contact their bank after an incident, including one who was on hold for seven hours, racking up a £50 phone bill.

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Its survey found 15 per cent of customers who reported fraud or attempted fraud to their bank said they waited 30 minutes or more to speak to staff.

Which? highlighted concerns over 'recovery fraud', when victims are targeted again by scammers pretending to help them recoup their cash

Which? highlighted concerns over 'recovery fraud', when victims are targeted again by scammers pretending to help them recoup their cash

Just under a third of victims said their bank did not offer advice or resources to help protect themselves in the future.

Which? highlighted concerns over 'recovery fraud', when victims are targeted again by scammers pretending to help them recoup their cash.

Its survey found 83 per cent of victims in the past year were satisfied overall with their bank. 

But Which? said this left a significant number potentially 'slipping through the cracks' as official

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