Source: (2010) London: National Fraud Authority.

This report adds to a growing body of research by presenting new findings from surveys conducted in Summer 2009 on the largest group of fraud victims in the UK to date. Using face-to-face interviews, focus groups and telephone interviews about 800 victims have provided information on their experiences and their attitudes to the support available. The findings reveal that, similar to more visible crimes, victims of fraud are a diverse group, ranging from the young, educated and professional through to the elderly and more vulnerable. The impact of a fraud is often individualised, depending on specific factors relating to the victim. The same fraud can affect multiple victims very differently. This has implications for the level of information, support and services required, with some requiring greater support than others. (excerpt)

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