Online Fraud

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 24th March 2022.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

Has the Minister seen the Age UK report and the way that organised crime, which includes highly sophisticated big players, is targeting elderly people? A total of 800,000 elderly people were defrauded last year. Somebody is defrauded every few seconds in this country. These players are homing in on our most vulnerable people, and what we are doing as a Government—no, what he and his colleagues are doing as a Government—seems to be amateur when compared with these professionals.