A specialist police fraud unit in the UK has stopped £25m worth of fraud in the first half of the year, according to figures released on Thursday, as the criminal trend in favour of card-not-present fraud continues.
The Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) was established in 2002, and this latest set of figures brings its total anti-fraud savings to more than £540m since then.
Between January and June 2018 the unit convicted 26 fraudsters for a total of 33 years of imprisonment. They also recovered 8,651 stolen card numbers and returned £122,000 of compensation to victims.
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