Research shows 5.2 million people have fallen victim to scams during coronavirus crisis

Research carried out by insurer Canada Life has revealed that 5.2 million people in the UK have fallen victim to scams during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Call 01922 628437 or email info@siaandco.co.uk

Research carried out by insurer Canada Life has revealed that 5.2 million people in the UK have fallen victim to scams during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Canada Life's research showed that the most common financial scams are banking scams, followed by insurance scams and pensions scams.

Victims lost an average of £566 per scam, the research found. 48% of people surveyed said that the scams are so convincing they are difficult to spot. 55% stated that falling victim to a scam has taken a toll on their mental health.

Commenting on the research, Andrew Tully, Technical Director at Canada Life, said: 'Falling prey to a scam can be devastating, not only for the individual involved but also for their family and friends.

'The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a fertile opportunity for 'lowlifes' to prey on not only the vulnerable but also people who are worried and anxious about both their health and their wealth.

'We all need to be on our guard for any signs of fraudulent activity as scammers continue to evolve and adopt ever more sophisticated and ingenious ways of encouraging people to part with their hard-earned money.'

For more information about S I Ahmed & Co. Certified Public Accountants, Chartered Payroll Professionals, Tax and Business Advisors, please contact us.

AIA - The Assoication of international accountants AAT - The Association of Accounting Technicians CPAA - Certified Public Accounants Assoication CIPP - The chartered institute of payroll professionals intuit - Certified ProAdvisor Quickbooks - Certified ProAdvisor
About our team

Established since 1999, S I Ahmed & Co is a friendly, pro-active and growing firm of Accountants based in Walsall, providing a comprehensive range of accountancy, book-keeping, payroll, auditing and taxation services at competitive rates throughout the region.

Learn more

Latest news
Contact Details

Please call:
01922 628437

S I Ahmed & Co, 238 Wednesbury Road, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 9QN

Home | Contact us | Site map | Accessibility | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Help |

© 2020 S I Ahmed & Co. All rights reserved. powered by totalSOLUTION
Registered Office: 238 Wednesbury Road, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 9QN

We use cookies on this website, you can find more information about cookies here.