NORTH-East businesses are calling for the newly elected police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Cleveland to work with them to tackle increasing levels of fraud.
Active Chartered Financial Planners, a Stockton-based finance specialist, Cyberwhite, a cyber security specialist with offices in Middlesbrough and Sunderland, and Lemon Business Solutions, an outsourcing partner in Stockton, are inviting PCC Steve Turner, to discuss how police and businesses can work together to tackle the increasing levels of financial, data and identity fraud.
Scamming and fraud is becoming increasingly common and creative, afflicting huge numbers of individuals and businesses.
In a recent poll by the Money Saving expert, 97 per cent of more than 30,000 people said they had fallen for, or nearly fallen for, a scam by text, call, email, online advertisement, door knocking or social media. Only 16.6 per cent of frauds are being reported to the Crime Survey for…