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The data also found the five frauds most on the rise in the last few years, with computer-fixing being the one with the biggest growth: Gareth Shaw, a money expert at Which?
, said: 'As more information is available about us online than ever before, fraudsters are finding it much easier to know who to target and how.'These criminals are constantly finding new ways to rip us off and those tackling fraud should be upping their game.
They encourage you to let them know of any profile that is asking for money or that appears fake in any way.
It also has a lot of Pinays on there who moved abroad – Filipinos are known for working in other countries and sending remittances home.
Dorset was found to be another target for technology fraud, with 38 reports of computer virus, malware and spyware fraud per 100,000 people compared with the general average of 23.The capital also saw frequent reports of regular payment fraud, which sees people duped into changing a direct debit, standing order or bank transfer, by pretending to be an organisation the victim regularly pays, such as an energy or phone company.The analysis found Warwickshire experiences a lot of retail fraud, with 157 reports per 100,000 people, compared with an average of 34.There were 216 reported frauds per 100,000 people, compared with 169 nationally.The rankings showed London is a hotspot for various reported scams, including being charged fees for fake loans, social media or email hacking, scam door-to-door sales, fraud involving false or stolen goods and ticket fraud.
This compares to a national average of 11 per 100,000, according to figures from anti-cyber crime centre Action Fraud over the past three years. Meanwhile, Surrey saw the most incidents of investment fraud, with 21 reports per 100,000 people, compared with an average of 13.