Bristol Private Detectives Respond to Rise in Identity Fraud

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Leading private detective firm, Bristol Private Detectives, have responded to news that the majority of fraud cases now relate to identity fraud.

With a quarter of the country affected by fraud, criminals can have a damming effect on people’s personal finance.

The latest figures from CIFAS, the UK’s fraud prevention service, have revealed that fraud has shot up by 10% with 115,000 victims so far this year alone.

66% of cases now relate directly to misuse of identify details, with the takeover of accounts seeing a 73% surge.

The figures put identify fraud more common in the UK than any other European country. 25% of Brits have been touched by this form of crime, compared to a 17% average across Europe.

There are individual financial losses reported of up to £30,000, creating a negative effect on credit ratings for victims.

With this worrying rise in identity and bank account fraud, Bristol Private Detective has announced their services to track down fraudsters. The private investigators have over three decades of experience in investigating fraud cases and keep up to date with the latest tactics being implemented by criminals.

A spokesperson from Bristol Private Detectives said:

“With a quarter of the country affected by fraud, criminals can have a damming effect on people’s personal finance. The problem with fraud is that the perpetrators are becoming more and more sophisticated at covering their tracks. Our 35 years of experience has given us the knowledge to solve this problem and track down these fraudsters.”

Bristol Private Detectives along with their sister company Private Investigators Exeter are a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigations.

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Olivia Wilkinson
Bristol Private Detectives
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