Its sometimes comforting to know that some things in our fast changing world never seem to change…..
Research from CIFAS, the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service recently revealed that when looking at UK addresses actively involved in perpetrating recorded frauds, 8 of the top 10 Uk postal districts were either in the East End or South East London. Perhaps Delboy Trotter would be smiling wryly that Peckham made the list of top fraud hotspots.
Nice, but dodgy little earners seem to be commonplace too in East Ham, Plaistow, Forest Gate and Bromley By Bow.
Interestingly though, the so called “honour amongst thieves” culture of criminals not stealing from “their own” looks like it continues to flourish; when it comes to facility takeover frauds (where the criminal hijacks and plunders the victim’s bank account) ,the top postal districts for victims include Maidenhead, Aldershot, Beckenham, Hove and Leicester.
The research doesn’t show the nation’s capital in the best light of course, but I’m sure a small minority of London’s population is proud to keep alive the long standing traditions of the Kray twins’ East End. For the rest of us, we must keep our guards up as fraud activity continues to escalate.
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Smith & Williamson has been appointed administrators of charity 4Children