Revealed: The top ten online scams – and how one victim lost his money to fraudsters who conned all his Facebook friends too…

The ten biggest online scams lost victims across the country £670million over the last year – and this figure is likely to be far higher due to unreported cases, National Fraud Intelligence Bureau data reveals.

The case of a victim known only as Chris, who had thousands stolen by fraudsters who simply rang his bank to gain details and also conned his Facebook friends into sending money too, is highlighted by Get Safe Online Week, which started yesterday.

It comes as a study found half of those who have been a victim of cyber fraud – which includes ID theft, economic losses, hacking and viruses – said they felt either ‘very’ or ‘extremely violated’ by their ordeal.

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